BC faculty members take one step back and three steps forward

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

Bakersfield College is losing a long-time faculty member but will gain three new program managers.

Director of Financial Aid, Care, CalWorks and EOPS, Primavera Arvizu is no longer at BC. After being at BC for nearly a decade, she had her last day working as a faculty member at BC on April 13.

Administrative assistant June Charles expressed that Arvizu will be heavily missed.

With the loss of a veteran faculty member, three new faculty members were gained.

Martin Perez will be the new CCPT2 program manager at BC.

He has experience from CSUB’s migrant program, Trio Upward Bound and Talent Search at CSUCI and CSUN. Perez is a BC alumnus who studied psychology at BC before transferring to CSUN.

Chelsea Esquibias will be working with Rural Initiatives.

Her new position will take place at the Delano Campus. She is a BC alumna, and she has earned her bachelor’s in Business Administration. She also has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Raquel Lopez will be working at the Delano Campus as well. She will be working with Career Ag Pathways. Lopez is also a BC alumna, and she has earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fresno Pacific University.

Lopez has worked at BC since 2001. For the last 12 years, she has been the Site Office Coordinator at the Delano campus.