Dr. Cesar Morales Makes History as Ventura County Schools’ First Latino Superintendent

Dr. Cesar Morales was sworn in Monday as Superintendent of Ventura County Schools. Morales is the first Latino or person of color to hold the position in the office’s 148-year history.

At his swearing in, Morales thanked his parents who came to America from Mexico. He has vowed to make diversity and equity a priority as superintendent.

Dr. Morales most recently served as Ventura County’s Deputy Superintendent of Schools. He previously headed the Oxnard School District for nearly six years. His resume also includes work for the Lawndale and Lennox school districts in Los Angeles County.

A former middle and high school teacher, Dr. Morales holds a Doctor of Education degree from UCLA and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. He is also a past president of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators and a recipient of numerous awards.