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

2019

2018

2016

2014

2013

2012

Press Releases

2014

2013

2012

Outreach and Advocacy

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

2018-2019

Date Event Supplemental Documents
November 7-8, 2019 2019 California Economic Summit - Fresno, CA The Success of Early College
October 14, 2019 National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Education and Collaboration to Create a Vibrant and Innovative Culture
May 1, 2019 ACCJC Conference - Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Introduction of Dr. Martha Kanter as Keynote Speaker
April 29, 2019 CACCRAO Conference - Mission Valley, CA CACCRAO Presentation
April 25, 2019 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference Introduction of the Bakersfield Women's Business Conference Committee
2019 Women's Business Conference Presentation
2019 Women's Business Conference Video
April 2, 2019 Kern County Board of Supervisors Meeting Early College Presentation at Board of Supervisors Meeting
March 25, 2019 AACC-AASA Conference in Washington, DC Presentation for AACC-AASA Conference
AACC-AASA Conference Press Release
March 19, 2019 2019 Student Equity Planning Institute Presentation for Student Equity Planning Institute
March 1, 2019 Women in Leadership Panel at Bakersfield College Women in Leadership Panel Press Release
February 27, 2019 Live webcast for One on One with Robert Price at the Bakersfield Californian One on One with Robert Price Webcast video
February 19-22, 2019 Achieving the Dream National Conference Achieving the Dream Conference Website
November 5, 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center Groundbreaking Ceremony for Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center Photo Gallery
October 31, 2018 Community Healthcare Needs - An Educational Perspective Roundtable Discussion Invitation for Community Healthcare Roundtable
Agenda for Community Healthcare Roundtable
October 25, 2018 Interview for "Renegade Minute" Podcast 2018 Renegade Minute 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 HVAC Groundbreaking Ceremony Photo Gallery
September 14, 2018 4th Annual Counselors Conference Presentation for 2018 Counselors Conference
September 13, 2018 KCCD Board of Trustees Meeting on Apprentice Programs at Bakersfield College Key Documents for Apprentice Program Presentation
August 11, 2018 Wonderful Ag Prep Celebration in Delano Wonderful Ag Prep in the President's Blog
June 21, 2018 2018 eLumenation Annual User Conference Presentation for 2018 eLumenation Conference

2017-2018

Date Event Supplemental Documents
April 19, 2018 Bakersfield Women's Business Conference Presentation for 2018 Women's Business Conference
Photo Gallery for 2018 Women's Business Conference
Video for 2018 Women's Business Conference
February 21, 2018 ACCCA Annual Conference Presentation for ACCCA Conference
January 27, 2018 2018 Community College League of California Excellence in Trusteeship (2nd Presentation) Presentation for CCLC Conference (2nd presentation)
January 19, 2018 North Orange Community College District Presentation on Guided Pathways Presentation for North Orange Community College District
January 18, 2018 2018 Community College League of California Excellence in Trusteeship Presentation for CCLC Conference
November 30, 2017 California Guided Pathways Institute #2 Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
October 11, 2017 The State of Bakersfield College - Presentation to the Kern County Grand Jury Presentation for Kern County Grand Jury
October 4, 2017 Facility Master Plan - Measure J Emerging Projects Presentation of Facility Master Plan
September 27, 2017 NALEO Education Fund Presentation on Guided Pathways Presentation for NALEO Education Fund
June 13, 2017 Summer 2017 Administrative Council Retreat Presentation for 2017 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 Presentation for Leadership Matters Conference
May 16, 2017 Rotary Club of Bakersfield - Wash in Schoools Presentation for Rotary Club
May 12, 2017 103rd Annual Bakersfield College Commencement Presentation for 2017 Commencement
April 12, 2017 CIO Group Presentation on Guided Pathways Presentation for CIO Group
March 24, 2017 CSSO Presentation on Guided Pathways Presentation for CSSO
March 6, 2017 Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Update 2017 Facilities Presentation
February 23, 2017 ATD Spotlight Session on California Guided Pathways Presentation for Achieving the Dream
February 15, 2017 2017 African-American Community Leaders Breakfast Presentation for African-American Community Leaders
January 26, 2017 IEPI Pathways Workshop Presentation for IEPI
January 17, 2017 California Board of Governors Presentation on Guided Pathways Presentation for California Board of Governors
January 13, 2017 Spring 2017 Opening Day Presentation for Spring 2017 Opening Day
June 29, 2016 California Guided Pathways Institute Part One of Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
Part Two of Presentation for California Guided Pathways Institute
June 16, 2016 Anthony Culpepper Retirement Presentation for Anthony Culpepper Retirement
May 27, 2016 California Career Pathways Trust Presentation Presentation for Career Pathways Trust
May 24, 2016 ACBO Conference Presentation for ABCO
May 5, 2016 Delano Prayer Breakfast Presentation for Delano Prayer Breakfast
April 15, 2015 ACCJC Accrediting Commission Application ACCJC Letter of Interest
April 29, 2014 2014 High School Principals' Breakfast Presentation for 2014 Principals' Breakfast
April 14, 2014 Fresno Pacific University Presentation on Organizational Leadership Presentation for Fresno Pacific University
April 9, 2014 Campuswide Budget Meeting Presentation for Budget Meeting
March 4, 2014 Locally-Driven Institutional Scorecards Presentation on Institutional Scorecards
May 11, 2013 Spring 2013 Closing Day Presentation for Spring 2013 Closing Day
April 18, 2013 2013 High School Principals' Breakfast Presentation for 2013 Principals' Breakfast
April 11, 2013 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting Presentation for 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting
January 11, 2013 Spring 2013 Opening Day Presentation for Spring 2013 Opening Day
Kern Community College District