Ockert has joined the board of directors of the Ventura College Foundation.

Ockert’s long-time interest has been ensuring that everyone has access to education.

Kristin Ockert worked with community colleges for 21 years, mostly in state level policy and program development. She currently is on the foundation’s Strategic Planning Committee, which is developing a new multi-year plan that is incorporating input from community stakeholders and reflecting on new data and projected needs. She also serves on the Scholarship Review Committee, working with foundation staff to refine the scholarship application process so students will be more successful in applying for scholarship funds.

“Kristin’s decades of experience in the community college arena have been extremely valuable to Ventura College and the foundation,” says Rob van Nieuwburg, Ventura College Foundation board chair. “We look forward to having Kristin on the board where she can further offer her insights and expertise.”

Ockert’s long-time interest has been ensuring that everyone has access to education. “The foundation helps level the playing field for people who have few financial resources yet want the opportunity to achieve their potential through education and training,” says Ockert. “The VC Foundation staff and board are very mission driven and are always looking for ways to improve services to students. As a board member, I plan to contribute perspective and experience about processes that can hopefully be helpful to the foundation as it carries out its mission.”

Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to the students and the programs of Ventura College to facilitate student success and grow the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset. The Foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace; an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus east parking lot. For more information, contact Anne Paul King at (805) 289-6461 or [email protected] or visit www.VCgiving.org

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