Cerro Coso Community College announced the appointment of Lisa Stephens to the position of Campus Manager for the Kern River Valley campus.
Born and raised in Ridgecrest, Stephens is a 1994 graduate of Burroughs High School. She took classes at Cerro Coso while in high school and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work from California State University Bakersfield.
Since moving to the Lake Isabella area in 2005 Stephens has served as both a social worker and business owner.
She believes strongly in giving back to her local community and serves as a board member on the South Fork Union School District, a board member of the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce, and will serve as President of the Rotary Club beginning in July. Her familiarity with the community and volunteer activities has given her a well-rounded and comprehensive perspective on the higher education issues that matter to the residents of the Kern River Valley.
"Lisa is well equipped to provide our KRV students with the leadership and direction needed to help them succeed in their educational pursuits," stated Cerro Coso President Jill Board. "I am pleased she is joining our administrative team and eagerly anticipate her smooth transition in to the position."
Stephens is married to Daures Stephens a retired Kern County deputy sheriff and has two grown step-children.
For further information, please contact Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260