President's Welcome


photo of Acting President Luis SanchezWelcome to Oxnard College. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or a member of the community attending one of our many cultural events, we hope you will feel at home here.

Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is a member of the Ventura County Community College District. Our college is located in the heart of Oxnard, the largest and most vibrant city in Ventura County, and our faculty and staff is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping our students achieve their dreams. For some, those dreams include the attainment of an associate’s degree and transferring to an excellent university, on their way to a rigorous profession. For others, those dreams include securing a rewarding career in one of the stellar technical programs we offer, such as Culinary Arts, Fire Technology, or Dental Hygiene.  In all cases, we offer an affordable and supportive pathway to a better life.

As the proud son of hard-working immigrant parents, I love this nation of opportunity with its commitment to “liberty and justice for all.” I worked my way through law school and practiced commercial law for many years before dedicating myself full-time to the irresistible calling of higher education. Now, my joy and my purpose is to help others find their own path to success in its many forms. That is also the purpose and the legacy of Oxnard College.

Bienvenidos. Nuestra casa es su casa.


Luis P. Sanchez, JD, LLM

Acting President