Cerro Coso offers a supporting and caring campus environment for students to develop socially, physically, intellectually, and spiritually, and that’s what drew Pam Campbell to her new position of Director of Outreach and Student Life.
“I love a challenge, trying new things, and being a part of the hub of activities that promote leadership, social activities, and community involvement among our students,” she said. “Student engagement is vital to recruitment, retention, and success and an integral part of the educational environment,” she continued. The Student Life Program at Cerro Coso affords students with leadership opportunities that help them to meet new friends with similar interests and create lasting memories.
Campbell started working at the college as an adjunct Counselor in 2005 for Special Services (now known as Access Programs) and served as an Interim Director of the Lake Isabella campus for a year and a half. She says she is looking forward to working with faculty on outreach efforts, and helping students develop the leadership skills they need to build vision and understanding so they can advocate on behalf of the college.
A newlywed, Campbell married husband Mike in a beautiful backyard setting this past September. She grew up in rural North Dakota and has three grown daughters: Michelle, Rachel, and Sierra, and four grandchildren with a fifth on the way. Both Rachel and Sierra are Cerro Coso alums. Campbell earned a B.S. in Social Work from the University of Mary in North Dakota, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a 2013 graduate of the Kern Community College District Leadership Academy.
Congratulations Pam – the journey is the reward!