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Kofi Akinjide, Ed.D.
Director of Student Equity and Success

I came to Cabrillo College from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) where I worked as an Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Counselor in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and at Rachel Carson College. Prior to working at UCSC, I worked as a Student Success Coach at University College at Azusa Pacific University. I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, where I obtained my Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership. The focus of my research centered on critical professional learning and building institutional capacity to take antiracist action. According to the CliftonStrengths assessment, my top ten talents are: (1) learner, (2) connectedness, (3) intellection, (4) input, (5) discipline, (6) analytical, (7) context, (8) relator, (9) harmony, and (10) focus. My top seven character strengths according to the Values in Action (VIA) survey are: (1) prudence, (2) leadership, (3) perseverance, (4) judgment, (5) fairness, (6) honesty, and (7) love of learning. In essence, I consider myself to be a collaborative engineer of educational equity. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and watching 80s and animated movies.