Welcome to the Office of Administrative Services

Services and Facilities

The Office of Administrative Services is responsible for the following areas (click each option to learn more).

Vendor Bidding and Contracts

Taft College solicits Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), Quick Quotes, or other formal methods of procurement for contracts exceeding bid limits using PlanetBids. Interested vendors must register on PlanetBids for submission. To register, please click on the PlanetBids Vendor Portal below and click on "Register" from the PlanetBids log-in page.


If you or your company received a request to do business with Taft College, please follow the steps below to complete the Vendor process. 

  1. Send an e-mail to Jessica White, Cashier II, at jwhite@taftcollege.edu requesting a vendor ID number. 
  2. Include the name of the Taft College employee that is requesting you to become a vendor so they can be notified once you're assigned a vendor ID number.
  3. Attach a copy of the business' W-9 and include the name of the business, mailing address and contact information.
Internal Forms for Employees and Staff

The Vice President of Administrative Services


Dr. Todd Hampton is Vice President of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Taft College and has held these leadership positions since October 2022. He arrived at Taft College after serving as Vice President of Business and Administrative Services at Diablo Valley College in California for almost three years.

Previously, he served at Pasadena City College (PCC) for five and one-half years, where he held the position of Interim Executive Director of Business Services. His prior PCC positions were Adjunct Instructor and Interim Executive Director of Facilities and Construction Services.

Dr. Hampton earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge, in 2015. He graduated from the University of La Verne with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Management and Leadership. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University.

In his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dr. Hampton is responsible for the West Kern Community College District (WKCCD)/Taft College budget, all business office activities and procurement, the Cougar Café and dining hall, textbook distribution and retail sales, and the construction and maintenance of all Taft College facilities.

Contact Information

Todd Hampton, Ed.D., Vice President, Administrative Services/CFO
Email: thampton@taftcollege.edu
Phone: 661-763-7811
Location: Administration/Student Services Building

Trudi Blanco, Executive Assistant, Administrative Services 
Email: tblanco@taftcollege.edu
Phone: 661-763-7727
Location: Administration/Student Services Building