Felix J. Aquino
National Community College Hispanic Council, Valley Springs, CA
Vice President for Academic Affairs Oklahoma City Community College
Felix Aquino is a native of New York City. Since January 2007 he has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma City Community College, where he oversees the academic program of the college. Felix is a graduate of New York City public schools. He then studied anthropology at Queens College of the City University of New York, graduating with honors in 1974. He continued his anthropological studies at Boston University. He earned his Masters in 1978 and his doctorate in 1986. As part of his doctoral studies, he performed anthropological field work in Spain from 1979 to 1982, where he studied the relationship between labor migration and industrialization. Partly as a result of his experiences in Europe, Felix speaks several languages. Upon his return to the United States, Felix pursued a career in community college administration. His first position was as Assistant to the President at Atlantic Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey. In 1987 he moved to Dallas, Texas where he served as district-wide Director of Institutional Research at the Dallas County Community College District. In 1993 he returned to the East Coast to take the position of Dean, North Hudson Center/Instructional Support Services at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, New Jersey. He made the jump to California in 2000 where he was President of the Continuing Education Centers of the San Diego Community College District. Three years later he was in Fresno, California, as Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Planning at State Center Community College District. Felix resides in Moore, Oklahoma.