Bakersfield College

Student Success and Equity

Student Success and Equity

Welcome to the Office of Student Success and Equity!

The goal of Student Success & Equity (SS&E) is to increase student success at Bakersfield College by coordinating campus-wide efforts to develop effective onboarding and support mechanisms along students’ pathways toward their educational goals.  Through two state funded grant programs, SS&E provides resources to ensure BC offers effective and widely-accessible matriculation services that will improve entering students’ transition into college.  These core matriculation services include:

Further, SS&E is committed to addressing disparities in access in success among students.  Check out our African American Initiatives, Campus Resources, and L.U.P.E program to learn more.

SS&E Team

Name Title Email
Lesley Bonds Director, Student Success & Equity
Keri Kennedy Counselor, Student Success
Multiple Measures
Renegade Promise Completion Coach
Lisa Kent Program Manager, Equity
Shauna Turner Department Assistant III, Student Success and Equity
Shanell Tyus Program Manager, Student Success
Julian West Educational Advisor, Equity
African American Initiatives
African American Mentor Program
Kristina Whitmore Department Assistant, Student Success
Kern Community College District