Learn more about our guest speakers at this year’s PDS 2021!

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Dr. Keith Humphrey

Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

PDS 2021 Opening Welcome Address

Dr. Keith Humphrey joined Cal Poly in December 2012 as the university’s vice president for
Student Affairs (VPSA) and currently leads one of the largest divisions on campus, with more
than 30 departments and 500 staff members under his supervision, including housing.

Together with his senior leadership team, he is responsible for the year-round implementation
of programs, services and events that positively impact student retention and graduation.
Through his leadership, Cal Poly has been recognized by Diverse Magazine in 2017, 2019, 2020
and 2021 as “One of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.”

Prior to joining Cal Poly, Dr. Humphrey served as the assistant vice president and dean of
students at the University of Arizona. In addition, he served as the associate dean of students,
director of orientation, assistant professor of practice, and coordinator of the master’s program
in higher education during his time at the University of Arizona.

Outside of his university roles, Dr. Humphrey served as president of the ACPA Foundation from
2019-2021 and also served on the Executive Committee for APLU’s Council on Student Affairs.
Most recently, he served as co-chairperson of the CSU Student Affairs Council from 2018-2020.
Dr. Humphrey obtained his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, master’s
degree from James Madison University, and doctorate from the University of Arizona. He
currently lives in San Luis Obispo with his husband, Brett, and their two sons.

Dr. Claudia Lourido-Habib

President of Porterville College

PDS 2021 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Claudia Lourido-Habib became President of Porterville College in July 2019.  She immigrated to the Central Valley of California in the late 1980s from her native Colombia. She learned English while attending a community college in the Central Valley of California.  While raising a family, she pursued her education and obtained multiple degrees to achieve her career goals.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and an Ed.D. in Education and Leadership from California State University, Fresno. Additionally, she earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology at National University. Her ascension to the presidency of Porterville College included, 10 years of teaching as a Tenured Faculty prior to transitioning to administration. Her administrative career includes being a CTE Dean at Reedeley College, Dean of Instruction of Fine Performing Arts, Communication & Journalism, at Fresno City College, Vice President of Student Services at Reedley College, and Vice President of Instruction at Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers in Madera, CA.

Her determination and vision for success continue at Porterville College. Dr. Habib approaches her work with passion and humanity. Her own experiences as an immigrant has given her a special perspective of PC students who have similar backgrounds. She feels that too often, we forget that immigrants had to make the heart-wrenching decision to leave their country, their family and friends and part of their heart behind for the dream of an opportunity.

Dr. Habib’s leadership served the college well during the pandemic. She has led the college during the COVID-19 crisis with resolute commitment to the health and safety of students as her top priority. She credits her faculty and staff for their “PC Spirit”, which allowed everyone to come together and adapt to the unpredictable circumstances and see this crisis through.