The Aaron and Elijah Lovejoy Award is presented to individuals in the Southern California Community who have contributed to the freeing of African Americans either economically or educationally. The award will be presented to both Doffoney and Currie at the Black Chamber of Orange County’s Annual Gala Reception on Thursday, September 23, at the Disneyland Hotel.
Doffoney became Chancellor of the NOCCCD in July 2008. During his tenure, he 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 (CLASS), initiation of a new District Education and Facilities Master Plan, and an expansion study for the North Orange County Community College District Foundation.
Prior to serving in the NOCCCD, Doffoney was President of Fresno City College for six years. Earlier, he also was the founding President and Chancellor of South Louisiana Community College, President of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Los Angeles City College, and Dean of Academic Affairs for Los Angeles Southwest College. Doffoney also has teaching and counseling experience in higher education since 1975.
NOCCCD: “Greatness. Achieved.”
Two of the state’s premiere colleges and most extensive continuing education program combine to provide the quality educational programming of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). More than 80,000 students enroll each term at Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the School of Continuing Education. College students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, vocational certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning also is possible in continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of vocational training and self-development courses. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people . . . The NOCCCD – Greatness. Achieved.