Dr. Lori A. Bennett was appointed to serve as the second president of Clovis Community College in July, 2016.
As President of Clovis Community College, Dr. Bennett is responsible for leadership, budget oversight, and supervision of the newest California community college, serving over 9,000 students annually. She is leading the college in implementing the new educational master plan and strategic plan, expanding the Career Technical Education program, and overseeing the $70 million new facilities project.
Previously, Dr. Bennett served for three years as the executive vice president at Moorpark College and was responsible for all instructional and student services programs. Prior to that, she was a dean of student learning, department chair, and business professor at Moorpark College. Dr. Bennett also taught at Tacoma Community College in Washington, and has over 10 years of business experience.
Dr. Bennett received her B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California, an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge.
Dr. Bennett is a native of the Central Valley, having graduated from high school in Bakersfield.