VCCCD would like you to get to know the staff and faculty who contribute their time, talent & education to the success of our students. We will regularly highlight employees across all four campuses, sharing their professional expertise, their educational path, and a few fun facts about them.
Sergio Gonzalez, Director of Dual Enrollment at Moorpark College

Describe your position in 2-3 sentences:  

I meet with high school staff each term and discuss college course requests. I then coordinate the offsite college courses with deans, department chairs and faculty. Additionally, I work with multiple departments on campus to streamline the steps for dual enrollment students and oversee the office that offers the students registration support.

 How long have you worked for the District?    

I started at Moorpark College on September 21, 2020; my experience includes 15-plus years at four other higher ed institutions. My very first position in education was as a 20-year-old Welcome Center student worker, and I aspired to one day become a Dean of Student Services.

Are you a VCCCD alum? If yes, which college?

I am not a VCCCD alum, but I am proud to say that I did attend a California community college, and I am transfer student.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

My favorite pastime is spending time with my 17-year-old son at sporting events. We both enjoy Dodgers and Lakers games but lean more toward baseball than basketball.

What do you find rewarding about your job or career? 

I understand that it is important for students in K-12 to be introduced to college courses before graduating high school. When they pass their first college course, it gives them a sense of belonging in higher education, and it empowers them to continue. I’m proud of the work I do and find it rewarding when I see the success rates at the end of every term.

 Do you do any volunteer work? If so, what?

Due to the pandemic, I decided to retire from my volunteer work. I previously volunteered as a Little League Baseball coach for over 10 years and was part of the board of directors for the league. I am undecided if I will be returning in the future.

Two words to describe yourself:

Friendly and funny

Bonus Question: Your bachelor’s degree is in computer science. What inspired you to change your career to pursue a master’s in college student counseling and personnel services?

Working on the IT and data side of an academic program and watching the STEM counselor assist students day in and day out made me want to pursue a master’s degree where I could assist students as well.

Bonus Question 2: What’s the best snack food of all time? 

Sunflower seeds for the baseball games

Sergio Gonzalez with Little League Baseball team
Sergio Gonzalez with Little League Baseball team
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