Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Julius O. Sokenu, Ph.D., is interim president of Moorpark College. He has been at Moorpark for 14 years; he was vice president of academic affairs and executive vice president and before that dean of student learning. He was the president of the California Community College Association of Occupational Education. He holds a doctorate in education from Boston University, a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from Arizona State University and bachelor degrees in business and English from USC. Sokenu’s poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod: The International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Savannah Literary Review, and his essays on teaching and learning in the Community College Journal. BEST ADVICE: Moorpark College FAVORITE BOOK: “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. BUCKET LIST: Be humble. Skydive.


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