Dr. BJ Snowden has over 20 years of experience in education with 18 of those years in the California Community College system. Dr. Snowden currently serves as Dean of the West Sacramento Center with the Los Rios Community College District. Before taking on this role he worked as the Director of Inmate Education for the California Community College Chancellor’s office, as a tenured faculty member and University adjunct instructor. He has served on numerous college, district, and state-wide committees throughout his career and has been active in several community organizations including serving on the board for three Sacramento based nonprofits.
Dr. Snowden is an innovative leader that has a history of developing programs and services that foster both student access and success; including the development of targeted programs for historically underserved populations as well as veterans. Most recently Dr. Snowden has garnered acclaim for trainings he has provided in equitable hiring practices, digital equity and critical media literacy–the ability to analyze mainstream media and any inherent biases with the intention of developing alternatives that make information sharing a more authentic and humanizing.
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.