OCC features exceptional facilities and the latest in technology and offers more than 135 academic and career programs, including one of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs.
Chair of the OCC Accreditation Site Visit Team
Dr. Meznek has been Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District since August 2004. A product of the Michigan community college system, James Meznek went on to receive his masters from Wayne State University in Detroit and a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His higher education administrative career spans 25 years, with leadership positions in California, Wyoming, and at the State Community College’s Chancellor Office in Sacramento. He served as president/superintendent of Barstow College from 1998 to 2004 prior to his current position in Ventura.
Michael CarleyDirector of Institutional ResearchPorterville CollegeMichael Carley is the Director of Institutional Research at Porterville College. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fresno and his Master’s from Stanford University, both in Sociology. He also holds a certificate in program evaluation from the California State University, Fresno Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Dissemination (CREAD). Mr. Carley came to Porterville College in 2000 after working for Sociometrics Corporation as a Research Associate.