Julius Sokenu

2023-24 Aspen Presidents Fellow
Dr. Julius O. Sokenu has been president of Moorpark College for 14 years. Prior to his current assignment, he was vice president of academic affairs and executive vice president, and before that dean of student learning. He is committed to student access and success; his professional work has focused on developing career programs to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand jobs. He also was president of the California Community College Association of Occupational Education.

He has a doctorate in education with an emphasis on curriculum and teaching from Boston University, a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from Arizona State University and bachelor’s degrees in business and English from the University of Southern California. Julius is a published poet and writer. His poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod: The International Journal of Prose and Poetry, and Savannah Literary Review, and his essays on teaching and learning have been published in The Community College Journal