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BOSS Coordinator and FacultyEl Centro College
Olivia Frazier Kerr began teaching Office Technology (now known as Business Technology or BOSS) courses at Brookhaven College in 2002 as an adjunct instructor. Also in 2002, she began teaching Basic Skills/GED and Office Technology courses in the Contract Training area within the Continuing and Workforce Education Department at El Centro. From 2004 through 2006, she was a visiting scholar at Brookhaven in the Business Studies Division. She moved to El Centro College in 2006, first as an adjunct instructor and then as a full-time faculty member of the BOSS program. She is currently the BOSS program coordinator at El Centro College.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in administrative office management from Bishop College, a Masters of Business Administration degree in strategic leadership from Amber University (now known as Amberton University) and has done additional graduate work at Northcentral University in Phoenix, Ariz.
Olivia has more than 20 years in the corporate workplace as a consultant and technical writer for companies such as IBM, Verizon, Sprint, Motorola, GTE, Ericsson and Burlington Northern Railroad. She has served on several boards and committees in the business and arts communities as well as within the colleges of DCCCD.
She is an active member of the National Business Education Association, the International Business Education Association (IBEA), the International Virtual Assistant Association (IVAA), and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Collegiate Advisory Committee.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named a top female executive in 2014 by Who's Who Publisher's Roster and receiving El Centro College's Circle of Excellence Award for Quality Matters Compliance in 2015. She was also featured as a distinguished professional in her field in the 2015/2016 edition of Women of Distinction magazine.
She established a college award that gives learners options in their credentials, such as entrepreneurship training and industry-certification preparation. She continues to build exceptional rapport in the business community as well, via networking, inviting business executives to become a part of the program's advisory committee, and by sharing current trends in the business industry.