Kern Community College District trustees named Dr. Sonya Christian as the new president of Bakersfield College on October 15, 2012.
Christian, who was a math faculty member, division chair and dean of science, engineering, allied health and mathematics at Bakersfield College from 1991 to 2003, has held increasingly higher level administrative roles at Lane Community College in Oregon over the past 10 years.
Christian also has experience as an adjunct/lecturer in mathematics at American River College and El Camino College in Sacramento and Glendora, California, respectively.
Christian earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Kerala in Kerala, India; a master of science in applied mathematics from University of Southern California; and doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Christian's Leadership Team includes:
The full organization of the Bakersfield College administrative team can be found on the college organization chart. Additionally, Dr. Christian is forming the President's Circle, made up of a select group of distinguished professionals from varied industries within Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley. Check back later for more information about this exciting initiative.
|Greg A. Chamberlain
|John J. Collins
|Grace Van Dyke Bird
Bakersfield College is in the process of updating its Educational Master Plan. For information on this project, please visit our Educational Master Plan page on the Committees Website.