Dr. Lori Bennett begins duties as president of Clovis Community College on July 18


Dr. Lori Bennett is the second president of Clovis Community College following the retirement of Deborah Ikeda after more than 35 years of service at State Center Community College District.

“Dr. Bennett brings a wealth of community college experience and is a highly talented professional,” said Dr. Paul Parnell, Chancellor, State Center Community College District. “She has devoted more than 20 years to working with faculty and staff in assisting community college students which gives her unique insight into the challenges facing our students. I look forward to working with her.”

“I am honored and excited to serve as president of Clovis Community College, California’s newest community college,” said Dr. Lori Bennett, president, Clovis Community College. “I look forward to building strong working relationships with the staff, faculty, and administration, and with our local community leaders and members, as we plan for the future and continue to support our students.”

Dr. Bennet was selected as executive vice president responsible for all instructional and student services programs at Moorpark College in 2013. Prior to that, she was the dean of student learning, department chair, PACE program facilitator, new faculty orientation facilitator, faculty professional development facilitator and business professor at Moorpark College. In addition to teaching at Tacoma Community College and Highline Community College in Washington, she has nearly 10 years of business experience.

Dr. Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in business from University of Southern California, her MBA in marketing/finance from University of Chicago, and her Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from California State University, Northridge.