Mr. Michael Poindexter
Senior Student Affairs Panelist
Michael Poindexter serves as Interim President at Sacramento City College effective February 3, 2016.
Michael Poindexter served as Consultant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of City College of San Francisco. This position assists the Chancellor with the College transformation and coordination of Student Services.
As Vice President of Student Services at Sacramento City College, Mr. Poindexter has more than 25 years of administrative experience. Mr. Poindexter has led an exceptional career, serving in both two-year and four-year institutional environments.
At Sacramento City College the enrollment has increased over 24% within the last four years. As Vice President of Student Affairs at the Community College of Rhode Island, a new campus was opened and exceeded projected enrollment. During his tenure at Kingsborough Community College (KBCC), the Student Affairs Division held the highest student satisfaction rate of all community colleges in CUNY. The students of KBCC presented him with a “Pursuit of Excellence Award” in recognition of his achievements. At the Community College of Denver (CCD) where he was Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment, he helped to lead an enrollment shift that has seen high school graduate and minority student enrollment climb to 50 percent of the total population. When he left CCD, minority student retention was on par with the retention of the student population overall. Previously, Mr. Poindexter served as Admissions Director at the University of Colorado and was an administrator at University of Texas, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa.
Sought after as a valued consultant, keynote speaker, conference presenter and convener, he served as a panelist/consultant for several PBS videoconferences on retention and serves as a consultant for the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and Achieving the Dream and was a previous Senior Consultant for Noel Levitz.
Mr. Poindexter is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Outstanding Young Men of America, as well as a previous board member of the Community College Survey for Student Engagement and Achieving the Dream. He has been honored twice by the College Board for the coveted Outstanding Service Award. In addition, The United Negro College Fund has acknowledged Mr. Poindexter for his service.