President's Cabinet

President's Cabinet Photo, June 2020

About the Committee


President's Cabinet is a senior leadership council comprised of direct reports to the president of Bakersfield College, as well as other members who serve at the discretion of the president. President's Cabinet provides the president of Bakersfield College a forum for vetting decisions prior to implementation. It is primarily a paperless group which meets regularly throughout the year and conducts 2 annual retreats.


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Make recommendations and provide feedback to the College President.





College Interim President Steven Watkin


Role Name
Vice President, Finance & Administrative Services Mike Giacomini
Vice President, Instruction Billie Jo Rice
Vice President, Student Affairs Imelda Simos Valdez
Associate Vice President, Instruction Jessica Wojtysiak
Director, Financial Aid Jennifer Achan
Assistant to the President Catherine Rangel
Dean of Instruction, Kinesiology, Health & Athletics/Athletic Director John "Reggie" Bolton
Manger, Human Resources Amalia Calderon
Dean of Instruction  Tony Cordova
Dean of Students Nicky Damania
Dean of Instruction Rebecca Farley
Dean of Instruction, Nursing/Allied Health Carla Gard
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness Craig Hayward
Associate Dean of Instruction Christie Howell
Dean of Instruction Jennifer Jett
Associate Dean of Instruction Ronnie Knabe
Dean of Instruction Lora Larkin
Dean of Student Success and Counseling Marisa Marquez
Dean of Instruction Richard McCrow
Executive Director, Technology & Planning Brett Redd
Director, Public Safety Training Programs Derek Robinson
Executive Director, Facilities & Operations Marcos Rodriguez
Executive Director, Bakersfield College Foundation Cheryl Scott
Executive Director, Enrollment Systems and Integrated Support Michelle Smith
Dean of Instruction Stephen Waller
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Services Steven Watkin
Dean of Instruction Mindy Wilmot
Executive Director, Government Relations and Development Norma Rojas-Mora


2022-2023 Meeting Dates: 

August 22

September 26

October 24

November 28

January 23

February 27

March 27

April 24


Committee History


Meeting Times

2022-2023 President's Cabinet meets 4th Monday from 2:30-4:00pm on campus

Last Meeting

President's Cabinet Meeting - April 24th, 2023