2005 Education Distinguished Alumnus Award

Ned Doffoney, Ed.D

Ned Doffoney, Ed.D., received the Distinguished Alumnus award at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) commencement on July 9, 2005.

Doffoney has been the president of Fresno City College (FCC) in Fresno, California, for the past four years. FCC was the first community college in California and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With close to 22,000 students enrolled each fall, Doffoney makes it his priority to ensure that there are always new and innovative ways for his students to serve the needs of the community. Prior to his time at FCC, Doffoney was with South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, Louisiana, for four and half years as the founding chancellor and president. He also served as president of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.

In addition to being awarded the GSEP Distinguished Alumnus award, Doffoney has received several other awards throughout his career. Most recently, Doffoney was the recipient of the National Trio Achievers Award in 2005 as well as the New California Media Award for Communication in 2004.

Doffoney graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and mathematics in 1972 and a master of science degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling in 1975. In 1991, Doffoney graduated with his doctor of education in institutional management from Pepperdine. Doffoney currently resides in Fresno, California, with his wife, a teacher, and his son, a high school student. His daughter is studying for her master's degree at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.

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