Ken Sherwood’s work in higher education spans nearly 30 years, more than 20 years in the classroom, including 18 years at Los Angeles City College where he served as the first Ralph Bunche Distinguished Professor of Speech Communication, Academic Senate President, Honors Director, Achieving the Dream Coordinator, Accreditation Chair and Director of Forensics.
At Oxnard College, he served as Dean of Liberal Studies where he co-created the nationally renowned Latino Thought Makers Series; became Vice President of Academic Affairs; and served as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Ventura County Leadership Academy, Chair of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of Ventura County, and on the Board of Directors of Teatro de las Americas.
Most recently, Ken has served as Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs at Contra Costa College and continued his service in local, regional and statewide leadership positions, including regional representation on the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers Association and the California Community College Athletic Association.
Over the years, Ken has been an innovator in transformational college work, including work with IEBC to support faculty and staff on using their data to be more effective.
Ken Sherwood earned his BS in Organizational Communication from Cal Poly Pomona and his MA in Speech Communication from Miami University in Ohio.