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Dr. Bernard Luskin

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Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District

Dr. Bernard Luskin has had distinguished careers in commerce, education, entertainment and psychology. University Business Magazine selected him as one who has had exceptional careers in both education and corporate life. He is a licensed psychotherapist, with Degrees in Business and a UCLA Doctorate in Education, Psychology and Technology. Bernie Luskin has been president and CEO of divisions of major Fortune 500 companies, including Philips Interactive Media, PolyGram New Media, Philips Education and Reference Publishing and Jones International, including Mind Extension University, Knowledge TV, and Jones Education Networks. Luskin has served as CEO of eight colleges and universities. He has authored bestseller economics, technology and education books, television series and CDs. He is credited in working with Paramount Studios in putting the first 50 movies on CD in MPEG format, leading to DVD. He served on the Accrediting Commission for Collegiate Schools of Business, and led the standards team that developed specifications for CDi and CD-Rom, in addition to working on standards features of MPEG full motion video and recordable CD. While president of Philips Interactive Media, he spearheaded breakthroughs in many areas in CD. This included the first Sesame Street CD, Grolier's and Compton's Encyclopedias, Golf, Art, Children's and reference CDs, including games, and the first interactive movie on CD, entitled Voyeur. Hi is President Emeritus, Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association.