Sherice Bellamy joins the Ventura County Community College District as Public Information Officer

Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) Chancellor Bernard Luskin today announced that Sherice Bellamy has joined the VCCCD as Public Information Officer. Bellamy reports directly to the Chancellor and provides support to the district and each of the three colleges, including Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura. Bellamy is responsible for implementing the public relations and information program through disseminating important information to the campuses and community.

Bellamy brings 20 years of combined experience in education and public relations to the VCCCD. She has taught in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) for nearly 10 years, teaching business communication, management, and small business entrepreneurship at West Los Angeles College (WLAC).

“Sherice was a Senior Vice President at a communications firm in downtown Los Angeles where she developed strategic plans and managed public relations campaigns for corporate clients before establishing Bellamy PR and serving as Communications Consultant for a regional bank,” noted Chancellor Luskin. “Our plan is to share more information with the residents of Ventura County, let our communities know more about programs in the district and keep our community properly informed,” he said.

“This is an exciting time in the district and I am honored to have the opportunity to share in its future,” Bellamy said. “As a first-generation college graduate and a product of the community college system, I understand the power of open access. I look forward to working with the district to ensure we meet our primary goal of student learning and success.”

“Adding a PIO will help us,” said Larry Kennedy, Chair of the Board of Trustees. This position was eliminated in 2008 because of recession and cuts, so it is an important step ’back to the future,’” he quipped.

Bellamy earned an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of LaVerne, LaVerne, California, and a B.S. in Management from the Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business, Malibu, California.

The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit