Taft College Campus Leadership

Taft College leadership is shared by the school’s Board of Trustees, Office of the President, faculty (through the Academic Senate of Taft College), and students (through the Associated Student Organization).

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Board of Trustees


The Taft College Board of Trustees of the West Kern Community College District (WKCCD) is composed of five individuals with a diverse range of academic and business credentials. You can read more about the current Board on its webpage.

See the Board of Trustees  
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Office of the President


The Office of the President is led by Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr., Ed.D., Taft College Superintendent/President and CEO. You can read a welcome message from the Superintendent/President on his webpage.

Meet the President  
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Academic Senate


The Academic Senate of Taft College represents the faculty of the West Kern Community College District. It makes recommendations concerning academic and professional matters. It has an established set of subcommittees composed of Taft College faculty members from across the campus. More information is available on its webpage.

Visit the Academic Senate  
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Associated Student Organization (ASO)


The Associated Student Organization (ASO) is the official governing organization of students enrolled at Taft College. Students are encouraged to be active in the ASO, engage in student government, and/or seek elective office. More information about the ASO is available on its webpage.

Visit the ASO webpage