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Our View: Gillespie impressed in time at helm of VCCCD

By   /  Friday, August 20th, 2021  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: Gillespie impressed in time at helm of VCCCD

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 →

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Ventura County Community College District chancellor to retire next year

By   /  Tuesday, August 17th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Community College District chancellor to retire next year

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 →

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Moorpark College interim president gets the job on permanent basis

By   /  Thursday, April 15th, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Moorpark College interim president gets the job on permanent basis

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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Retiring Cuesta leader led turnaround effort

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Retiring Cuesta leader led turnaround effort

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Latino Business Awards winners announced

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Latino Business Awards winners announced

  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 →

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Teacher externships help employers

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Teacher externships help employers

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 →

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Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

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 →

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