Sandra Serrano

Sandra SerranoChancellor Emerita of Kern Community College District. The Kern Community College District encompasses 25,000 square miles and is served by three colleges: Bakersfield College; Cerro Coso Community College; and, Porterville College.

Prior to being named Chancellor, Serrano served six years as President of Bakersfield College. She held a variety of positions at Bakersfield College, including Vice President, Student Services and Associate Dean of Students. Serrano also spent nine years at California State University, Bakersfield, in Student Services capacities and as an adjunct faculty member.

Serrano's longtime service to community colleges and post-secondary education was honored in 2012 when she was named winner of the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award from the Association of California Community College Administrators.

As KCCD Chancellor, leadership is the hallmark of Serrano's statewide, regional, and community involvement. She currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Governing Board for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Chair of HACU Legislation Subcommittee. Locally, Serrano is a member of the Board of Directors for the Kern Economic Development Corporation. In central California, Serrano serves on the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium to facilitate college attendance among citizens of California's San Joaquin Valley. At the state level, Serrano holds a position on the Advisory Council to the California Community College Collaborative (C4), a policy and research center established jointly by the University of California Office of the President and the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges. She is also a board member of California Council for the Humanities.