Dr. Oscar Cobian was appointed Vice President of Student Development at Oxnard College in June of 2015. He currently oversees the programs and areas that focus on student success, student engagement and the student experience on campus. These areas include Assessment, Admissions and Records, Counseling, Student Health Center, Student Discipline, Title IX Compliance, Educational Assistance Center/Disabled Student Programs & Services, EOP&S Program, Outreach and Recruitment, Veterans’ Resource Center, CalWorks, Student Clubs, and Financial Aid. Dr. Cobian also oversees the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) at the college.
He has over 15 years of experience working in higher education in the area of student services, including eight years as a community college administrator in the Los Angeles Community College District where he served as Dean of Student Services and Vice President of Student Services. His areas of expertise include student success and matriculation, student engagement, program development and coordination, management of federally funded TRIO programs, outreach, and all forms of Counseling Services.
Dr. Cobian holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University and Ed.D. In Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California. Dr. Cobian started his career in community colleges as a part-time counselor at Oxnard College in 2001 -2003. He grew up in the community surrounding Oxnard College and is the first in his family to receive a college degree.
The Office of the Vice President of Student Development is located on the second floor of the Student Services building, adjacent to the college counseling office, and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Dr. Oscar Cobian
Vice President of Student Development
4000 South Rose Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 986-5847 (division office)
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