Headshot of Keith Bacon

Life has come full circle for San Bernardino Valley College's new Vice President of Administrative Services, Keith Bacon.

Ever since he graduated from San Bernardino High School, Keith has cultivated a career in public education: most recently serving as chief business official with the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP, Romoland School District, and director of fiscal services in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. Now, he is back in his hometown of San Bernardino, ready to help the college achieve its mission in the community.

"Growing up just five miles from the campus, amidst challenges like food insecurity, poverty, and educational disparities, which still persist in the city, gives me a unique perspective and drive to contribute to the community's improvement," Keith said.

As Vice President of Administrative Services, Keith supports campus-wide initiatives, like building projects and efforts to modernize programs, and his division’s goals are aligned with SBVC's overall mission and district objectives. "We are dedicated to being an anti-racist institution, focusing on eliminating barriers and fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility," he said.

Keith is excited about working in a city that means so much to him: it was a teacher at San Bernardino High School, Mr. Corigliano, who inspired Keith to go into education, and he met his wife in the ninth grade while they were riding an Omnitrans bus. He started as Vice President of Administrative Services in January, and immediately found camaraderie.

"Engaging with individuals across the campus, understanding their challenges, and collaborating on solutions is incredibly fulfilling," Keith said. "This environment not only fosters professional growth but also strengthens my commitment to the institution's mission and the community it serves."