Joseph Holt
Chief Operating Officer

As COO for Ember Education, Joseph Holt provides executive leadership, strategic planning and organizational development for San Joaquin Valley College and Carrington College, entities of San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. He ensures that Ember Ed, as a service provider, effectively meets the institutional needs of both colleges.

Joseph directs the Vice Presidents of four vital areas of operation: Human Resources, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Marketing Communications and Growth and Development to unified and far-reaching effect. Additionally, he works closely with the two college Presidents, providing leadership, coordination and support for the migration of best practices across colleges.

With San Joaquin Valley College since 2001, Joseph brings a host of education, marketing and administrative experience to his broad sphere of influence. He also carries a strong sense of institutional mission and a commitment to staff and faculty teamwork toward student support and success.

Joseph serves an ideal that cultivates talent and develops effective systems that deliver the highest outcomes for students, graduates and employers. His professional focus is to ensure strong ideas find fertile ground in which to thrive.

Joseph earned his Master’s degree in Organizational Studies at Fresno Pacific University and his Bachelor’s degree in Communications at California State University, Bakersfield.

Joseph is a member of the Board of Governors for Carrington College. He serves as an institutional representative on the Advisory Board for the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, and on the Federal Regulatory Committee of the Career Education Colleges and Universities’ national association.