The 2021 CAAJE Board
Kathy Oborn was appointed to the position of President of the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE) representing the administration of justice/criminal justice faculty throughout the state. As part of her CAAJE responsibilities, she also serves on the California Community College State Chancellor's Education Advisory Committee and was elected vice-chair.
During her 25+ years in higher education, she has served in a multitude of positions such as Associate Dean, Academic Senate President and department chair. Her M.S. in Educational Psychology and Counseling and her B.A. in sociology were both earned from California State University Northridge, and her A.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Pierce College. She has been a tenured professor of criminal justice at Pierce College since 2002 and teaches part-time in the Criminology and Justice Studies program at CSU Northridge. Since 2008, she has served as the district chair for Criminal Justice for the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). She is also a course reviewer for criminal justice curricular for the California community colleges.
Ms. Oborn started her public safety career in 1983 when she was hired as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Community College District Police Department. She is also a Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Probation Officer, a Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst through the California Department of Justice and a member of many criminal justice organizations such as the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and the American Society of Criminology.
Mike Biggs - Southern Representative
Long Beach City College
Jim Suits - Northern Representative
DeAnza Community College
Mike Reid - Business Manager
Los Angeles Harbor College