Dr. Snowden has over 20 years of administrative and teaching experience in education, with 18 of those years in the California Community College system. He currently serves as an Interim Associate Vice President of Equity, Institutional Effectiveness, and Innovation at American River College. In this role he works to institutionalize and implement the college’s strategic goals, student equity plan and serves as secondary college liaison with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Prior to this role he served as Interim Vice President of Educational Services and Student Success for the Los Rios Community College District, Dean of the West Sacramento Center for Sacramento City College, Dean of Instruction at Folsom Lake College, Director of Inmate Education for the California Community College Chancellor’s office, and as a tenured faculty member in Radio, TV, and Film Production at Cosumnes River College.
Dr. Snowden is an innovative leader and has a history of developing programs that foster both student access and success, including targeted services for historically underserved populations as well as veterans. Moreover, he has worked to develop innovative partnerships that provide meaningful educational and job training experiences for the diverse student populations in the region. Most recently Dr. Snowden has garnered recognition for training he has provided in adaptive leadership, equitable hiring practices, digital equity and critical media literacy and implicit bias.
Dr. Snowden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, TV and Film from San Jose State University, a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and a Doctorate in International & Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Racial Justice from the University of San Francisco.