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My Story

Dr. Dwayne Cantrell is the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Chief Enrollment Officer at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). The Division of Enrollment consists of 14 departments that attract, admit, enroll, retain, and graduate students and is committed to providing access and support for student success. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Cantrell has held a variety of leadership roles within both K-12 and higher educational institutions, including three of the four systems of higher education in California. He also worked in the corporate sector for Coca-Cola and provided consulting services for Nike and E2K (San Francisco 49ers Entertainment).

Prior to his arrival at CSUB, Dr. Cantrell served for 10 years at  California State University, Northridge where he provided senior leadership and strategic direction for programs and services that supported access and student success from the point of application for admission to graduation from the campus. He also maintained an active role in teaching, publishing, and presenting on a variety of issues related to leadership, student development, team building, and personal growth. For the past 12 years, Dr. Cantrell has been an active leader and member of the Bakersfield community. He serves on the Boards of Directors of three different organizations including The Mission at Kern County (Bakersfield Rescue Mission) and serves as the Senior Pastor of Living Victory Church. He also serves as the Wellness Coach for the Bakersfield College Football team.

Dr. Cantrell holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from CSU Northridge, a Th.D. (Doctor of Theology) from Summit Bible College, a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an M.A. in Education with an emphasis on counseling and student personnel from San Jose State University.

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