Greg Gillespie was newly arrived as president of Ventura Community College, eight years ago, when he took the time to attend one of the first Latino Business Awards presented by Pacific Coast Business Times. He impressed us as deeply engaged in the community and a committed educator, and four years ago he moved to the Read More →
Greg Gillespie, the chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Aug. 17. Gillespie has been with the district for eight years, first as campus president at Ventura College and the last four as district chancellor. In that position, he is the Read More →
The Ventura County Community College District has named Julius Sokenu as the new president of Moorpark College, the largest community college in the tri-county region. “Dr. Sokenu is a visionary leader who supports the college’s approximately 14,000 students and the faculty and staff,” said VCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie, in an April 15 press release announcing Read More →
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The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2017 class of Latino Business Awards winners. This annual special section published with the June 23 print edition. This year we turned its focus on higher education, highlighting leaders in the academic realm from across the Tri-Counties. The award winners, along with our first ever college Read More →
By Greg Gillespie and Paula Hodge Change is happening in business and industry at such a fast pace that high school and college course curriculums can quickly become outdated. Students who are fortunate to obtain internships this summer can be exposed to the latest business advances, but it’s not enough. The reality is that not Read More →
Ventura County has taken a big step forward when it comes to math and science education with the P-20 Council, a business-education group, forming better connections between public education and the private sector. Those connections include a new program aimed at identifying strong students in STEM fields and providing them with the support they need Read More →