Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Los Angeles Valley College Barry Gribbons, Ph.D., began his tenure as president of Los Angeles Valley College in August 2019, shortly before the onset of the pandemic. He led the college in moving classes and all services online, enabling more than 15,000 students to continue their education. He serves on the board of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association as well as the Valley Economic Alliance. Gribbons was an administrator for 19 years at College of the Canyons with the last five as deputy chancellor. He has co-authored more than 500 research reports. ALMA MATER: College of the Canyons, California State University – Northridge (bachelor’s degree) and USC (master’s degree and Ph.D.). BEST ADVICE: My grandfather had a wooden box on his desk. On the top it read, “The Secret to Success.” When you opened it, it said, “Work!” FAVORITE BOOK: BUCKET LIST: “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. Travel to Antarctica.


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