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About President Barry Gribbons


Denise Noldon
Dr. Barry Gribbons

Barry Gribbons, Ph.D., is president of L.A. Valley College, where he oversees the entire operations of the campus, which is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. 

Dr. Gribbons has 19 years of leadership experience at College of the Canyons, with the last four years serving as Deputy Chancellor. In addition to being Deputy Chancellor, he has held several administrative posts, including Assistant Superintendent, Vice President, Executive Dean and Dean, overseeing technology, research, planning, and public safety training.

From 1996 to 1999, he was Senior Researcher and Project Director at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Evaluation where his work coordinated large-scale education reforms to benefit underserved students. During this time, he was also a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education.

He has co-authored more than 520 research reports during the past 19 years and presented work at more than 50 national, statewide and regional conferences.  He has also worked in research posts USC and has taught at California State University, Los Angeles.

Dr. Gribbons received his Ph.D. in Education, with specialization in measurements and statistics, and a Master’s degree in education, both from USC; a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge, and his associate’s degree in math and science from the College of the Canyons.