Previously, Watkin served as associate vice chancellor of Enrollment Management at KCCD. He assumes the role of president May 15 with an expanse of experience and knowledge having worked previously at both public and private higher education institutions like BC, California State University, Bakersfield and Fresno Pacific University.
Watkin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master in Education degrees from Fresno Pacific University. In addition to his service to BC and KCCD, he has served as pastor of Church of God in Christ in Arvin for the past 11 years. Watkin and his wife of 34 years, Kimberly, have six children and 11 grandchildren.
See the full Bakersfield College press release.