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The story of Dr. Ned Doffoney’s legacy of positively affecting education begins with his own. His admiration of education began at an early age. He grew up in Southern Louisiana where education was not expected for an African-American at the time. Yet in 1968, he graduated as valedictorian from a segregated high school.
Chancellor Doffoney had a personal interest in changing the educational landscape of a state that traditionally relied on four-year universities instead of community colleges and committed his efforts to successfully further this goal. During his tenure as Chancellor of the NOCCCD, Dr. Doffoney has helped the NOCCCD Board of Trustees lead the District through unprecedented state budget cuts brought on by the economic recession. In addition, he has established a number of new goals, including focus on student success through participation in such initiatives as the California Leadership Alliance for Student Success, initiation of a new District Education and Facilities Master Plan, and an expansion study for the North Orange County Community College District Foundation. Dr. Doffoney also has teaching and counseling experience in higher education since 1975.
"It wasn’t a great distance physically, it was a great distance psychologically."
— Dr. Ned Doffoney
President, Fresno City College
Founding President and Chancellor, South Louisiana Community College
President, Saddleback College
Aaron/Elijah Lovejoy Award
The Sankofa Award, Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA)
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Los Angeles City College
Dean of Academic Affairs, Los Angeles Southwest College
Ph.D., Institutional Management, Pepperdine University
M.S., Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Southwestern Louisiana.
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana.