Bryan Justin Marks is proud to be a product of the Central Valley. Born and raised in Modesto, Bryan has been an advocate for underrepresented populations for well over twenty years and is starting his 12th year at Modesto Junior College. Bryan spent the first ten years of his career at MJC working for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), a program that serves economically and academically disadvantaged students. In EOP&S, Bryan was a program coordinator for their foster youth/at risk youth, single parent, and high school transition programs. In 2015, Bryan transitioned into the role of Associate Dean of Campus Life & Student Learning. In his role as Associate Dean, Bryan’s responsibilities include: the Center for International and Undocumented students, student government, campus clubs, student conduct, the Student Internship Program (SIP), Project LEAD, and special events (i.e. commencement, guest speakers, etc.).
Aside from his work duties, Bryan has been an active member of the community throughout his life. His service includes 15 years as a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee, a board member for the Center for Human Services, participating in Bel Passi Baseball, and working with the MJC Foundation. Additionally, Bryan has served as a Stanislaus County Equal Rights Commissioner, a coordinator for the People United Against Hate Crimes Rally, and has planned conferences for foster youth and at risk youth. Bryan has also served in many capacities as a motivational and leadership speaker at numerous events in the central valley.
Bryan is married to his wife, Sandy Marks, and has one son. His hobbies include reading, fishing, hiking, camping, and coaching baseball and football.
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