Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Mildred Lovato is the Vice President of Student Services at Bakersfield College (BC) in
California. She has 11 years of experience in higher education and joined the team of
administrators at BC in 2005 after previously having served as the assistant vice president of
Academic Support and Student Retention at Santa Fe Community College; the director of
Advisement and Counseling at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM); and the
achievement coach for the Technologies Department at CNM.
Among the many responsibilities in her role at BC, Dr. Lovato oversees the Department of
Public Safety and Security and coordinates all aspects of emergency preparedness and response
for the College. She has been a member of the Disaster Resistant California Community
Colleges since its inception and serves as the representative for Region 5. Dr. Lovato, serving as
the Incident Commander and partnering with 12 agencies in Kern County, led a Point of
Distribution (POD) exercise in October 2008. Utilizing 80 allied health students, the POD
successfully dispensed more than 1,500 inoculations in 3 hours.
May 5, 2009