Vikash A. Lakhani

Kern Faculty Mentor Coordinator-English

Vikash Lakhani serves as CVHEC’s English Faculty Mentor Coordinator for the Kern Master’s Teacher Up-skilling Project for English and Mathematics.

Dr. Lakhani has over 20 years in higher education administration. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Student Services at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. As the Vice President for Student Services, he served as the Chief Student Services Officer providing direct oversight to Enrollment Services; Counseling, Equity, and Student Success; College Health Services including Behavioral Health, Student Life and Leadership, and Athletics. Prior to joining Palomar College, Vikash served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Success/Student Affairs at California State University, Bakersfield. During his tenure at CSUB, Vikash provided leadership to numerous initiatives and programs that advanced the campus in meeting its student success goals. Some of his noted career accomplishments include his leadership on K-12 partnership programs including the launch of the University Promise at CSUB, partnerships developed with Bakersfield College including his leadership of the Finish in 4 Program and the Program Pathways Mapper, and his success in securing funding from external agencies. Prior to that, Vikash served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Humboldt State University where he provided leadership to numerous student services areas including Admissions, Financial Aid, Outreach, and Grant Funded Programs.

Dr. Lakhani holds a BSc. in Information Technology from United States International University-Kenya, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from CSU Bakersfield, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Fresno State University. He is currently working on establishing a center that provides a globally known math and reading enrichment program in the Bakersfield area.