Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning

Vice President of Academic Affairs Department

Academic Affairs and Student Learning encompasses the Academic Divisions of the College. The Dean/Assistant Dean over each of these areas plays a vital role in the college’s overall dedication to student success.


Academic Deans at Oxnard College

Art Sandford VPAA

Vice President of Academic Affairs
& Student Learning 

Dr. Art Sandford

Carolyn Inouye

Math, Science, Health Ed, PE, and Athletics

Dr. Carolyn Inouye

Matthew Jewett

Fire Academy/Fire Technology - Public Safety

Matthew Jewett

Luis Gonzalez

Liberal Studies

Dr. Luis Gonzalez


Career Education


The Office of Student Learning is responsible for creating the schedule of classes each semester, curriculum management, and the Oxnard College Course Catalog each academic year. The Faculty Handbook is also maintained by the VPAA. 

The staff of this Department ensures that all courses and programs created by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees are also approved by the state Chancellor’s Office as required by Title 5. Several key individuals work with the Vice President to complete these important tasks:

   Laurie Nelson-Nusser, Senior Administrative Assistant,   (805) 678-5162

   Laura Anderson, Academic Data Specialist,   (805) 678-5147

   Blanca Barrios, Academic Data Specialist,  (805) 678-5922

   Shannon Davis, Articulation Officer,  (805) 678-5938

   Laura Gentry, Instructional Technologist/Designer,   (805)  678-5302

   Krista Mendelsohn, Curriculum Technician,  (805) 678-5113