Chancellor's Office

Steven Bloomberg

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Kern Community College District.  As Chancellor of the Kern Community College District, I am committed to building on the tradition of excellence embedded in our mission to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.

Our district has a proud history of bringing life-changing opportunities to generations of families across more than 24,000 square miles of California’s Southern San Joaquin Valley. Whether you’re taking classes at Bakersfield College, Porterville College, or Cerro Coso, we have a dedicated team of faculty, educational advisors, tutors, and staff who are passionate about our students and communities success.

I hope you will join me in fostering an environment of academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity.  Our common goal is to build trust and foster a sense of belonging within our community and we will accomplish that by working collaboratively.

 I invite you to explore our website and that of our three colleges.  Within the pages you will find opportunities to engage with the District and our colleges in support of our District’s initiatives which include expanding our bachelor degree offerings, providing our students with basic needs that will help them succeed in their education, including food and housing, and supporting our region in its workforce and economic development goals.

With your support and collaboration, I am confident that we can continue to propel our district to new heights of success.



Steven Bloomberg



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