President, Miracosta Community College District
SD 500 recap: Longtime community college educator and administrator Sunita Cooke has led the MiraCosta Community College District for nearly four years. She is responsible to a staff of roughly 1,300 regular employees and associate faculty and a student body of about 17,000 credit and noncredit enrollees, including some 1,400 active duty military personnel, who attend classes at one of four locations in coastal North County. Previously she was president of Grossmont College in El Cajon for seven years. The trained biologist also occasionally teaches in San Diego State’s educational leadership doctoral program.
American University, Georgetown University
She was born in India and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1968.