Bakersfield College

Communications

Welcome to BC President Sonya Christian's Communications page, where you can access all outgoing communications from and media coverage about the Office of the President.

Sonya Christian works on her laptop

Renegade Roundup

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Media Coverage

2018

  • "Bakersfield College president hosts McFarland High School at football home opener" - The Delano Record, Sept. 20, 2018
  • "Delano Chamber of Commerce selects BC President Sonya Christian as co-recipient of Annual Educational Award" - The Delano Record, August 30, 2018
  • "Bakersfield College receives $1 million for rural program development, expansion" - The Delano Record, July 12, 2018
  • "New ‘Pathways Mapper’ Lets Students Visualize, Streamline Their Degree Progress" - CCCCO, March, 2018
  • "CSUB and Bakersfield College start Finish in 4 program"- KGET, May 8, 2018

2016

  • "Education Round-Up: Program to boost community college transfers, grad rates" - The Californian, December 8, 2016
  • "Local College district to consider bond measure in fall" - The Californian, July 10, 2016
  • "Citizen Kern: Let's Meet Dr. Sonya Christian" - Bakersfield Magazine, May 7, 2016

2014

  • "The Grade: BC President Gets PR Award" - The Bakersfield Californian, October 29, 2014
  • "The Bakersfield Woman" - Bakersfield Life Magazine, September 2014

2013

  • “New president Sonya Christian here for ’long haul’” - Renegade Rip, January 30, 2013
  • "Talk of the Town" - Bakersfield Life Magazine, March 2013

2012

  • “Sonya Christian New President of Bakersfield College” - India West, November 7, 2012

Press Releases

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2013

2012

Outreach and Advocacy

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

2018-2019

Date Event Supplemental Documents
May 1, 2019 ACCJC Conference - Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport View Introduction of Dr. Martha Kanter as Keynote Speaker
April 29, 2019 CACCRAO Conference - Mission Valley, CA View CACCRAO Presentation
April 25, 2019 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference View Introduction of the Bakersfield Women's Business Conference Committee
View Presentation
View Video
April 2, 2019 Kern County Board of Supervisors Meeting View Early College Presentation at Board of Supervisors Meeting
March 25, 2019 AACC-AASA Conference in Washington, DC View Presentation for AACC-AASA Conference
View Press Release
March 19, 2019 2019 Student Equity Planning Institute View Presentation for Student Equity Planning Institute
March 1, 2019 Women in Leadership Panel at Bakersfield College View Press Release
February 27, 2019 Live webcast for One on One with Robert Price at the Bakersfield Californian View Webcast
February 19-22, 2019 Achieving the Dream National Conference Visit Achieving the Dream Website Conference Website
November 5, 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center View Photo Gallery
October 31, 2018 Community Healthcare Needs - An Educational Perspective Roundtable Discussion View Invitation for Community Healthcare Roundtable
View Agenda for Community Healthcare Roundtable
October 25, 2018 Interview for "Renegade Minute" Podcast Listen to Podcast
October 18, 2018 Kern County Management Council Presentation We discussed Bakersfield College initiatives with the Kern County Management Council
October 15, 2018 Delano HVAC Groundbreaking Ceremony View Photo Gallery
September 14, 2018 4th Annual Counselors Conference View Presentation for Counselors Conference
September 13, 2018 KCCD Board of Trustees Meeting on Apprentice Programs at Bakersfield College View Key Documents for Apprentice Program Presentation
August 11, 2018 Wonderful Ag Prep Celebration in Delano Coverage from the President's Blog
June 21, 2018 2018 eLumenation Annual User Conference View Presentation for eLumenation Conference

2017-2018

Date Event Supplemental Documents
April 19, 2018 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference View Presentation for Women's Business Conference
View Photo Gallery
View Video
February 21, 2018 ACCCA Annual Conference View Presentation for ACCCA Conference
January 27, 2018 2018 Community College League of California Excellence in Trusteeship (2nd Presentation) View Presentation for CCLC Conference
January 19, 2018 North Orange Community College District Presentation on Guided Pathways View Presentation for North Orange Community College District
January 18, 2018 2018 Community College League of California Excellence in Trusteeship View Presentation for CCLC Conference
November 30, 2017 California Guided Pathways Institute #2 View Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
October 11, 2017 The State of Bakersfield College - Presentation to the Kern County Grand Jury View Presentation for Kern County Grand Jury
October 4, 2017 Facility Master Plan - Measure J Emerging Projects View Presentation of Facility Master Plan
September 27, 2017 NALEO Education Fund Presentation on Guided Pathways View Presentation for NALEO Education Fund
June 13, 2017 Summer 2017 Administrative Council Retreat View Presentation for Administrative Council Retreat

Previous Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Date Event Supplemental Documents
May 24, 2017 Leadership Matters: Re-Imagining Leadership to Sustain Transformative Change to Advance Student Success and Equity View Presentation for Leadership Matters Conference
May 16, 2017 Rotary Club of Bakersfield - Wash in Schoools View Presentation for Rotary Club
May 12, 2017 103rd Annual Bakersfield College Commencement View Presentation for Commencement
April 12, 2017 CIO Group Presentation on Guided Pathways View Presentation for CIO Group
March 24, 2017 CSSO Presentation on Guided Pathways View Presentation for CSSO
March 6, 2017 Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Update View Facilities Presentation
February 23, 2017 ATD Spotlight Session on California Guided Pathways View Presentation for Achieving the Dream
February 15, 2017 2017 African-American Community Leaders Breakfast View Presentation for African-American Community Leaders
January 26, 2017 IEPI Pathways Workshop View Presentation for IEPI
January 17, 2017 California Board of Governors Presentation on Guided Pathways View Presentation for California Board of Governors
January 13, 2017 Spring 2017 Opening Day View Presentation for Spring 2017 Opening Day
June 29, 2016 California Guided Pathways Institute View Part One of Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
View Part Two of Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
June 16, 2016 Anthony Culpepper Retirement View Presentation for Anthony Culpepper Retirement
May 27, 2016 California Career Pathways Trust Presentation View Presentation for Career Pathways Trust
May 24, 2016 ACBO Conference View Presentation for ABCO
May 5, 2016 Delano Prayer Breakfast View Presentation for Delano Prayer Breakfast
April 15, 2015 ACCJC Accrediting Commission Application View Letter of Interest
April 29, 2014 2014 High School Principals' Breakfast View Presentation for 2014 Principals' Breakfast
April 14, 2014 Fresno Pacific University Presentation on Organizational Leadership View Presentation for Fresno Pacific University
April 9, 2014 Campuswide Budget Meeting View Presentation for Budget Meeting
March 4, 2014 Locally-Driven Institutional Scorecards View Presentation on Institutional Scorecards
May 11, 2013 Spring 2013 Closing Day View Presentation for Spring 2013 Closing Day
April 18, 2013 2013 High School Principals' Breakfast View Presentation for 2013 Principals' Breakfast
April 11, 2013 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting View Presentation for Board of Trustees Meeting
January 11, 2013 Spring 2013 Opening Day View Presentation for Spring 2013 Opening Day