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  James Forkum

James  Forkum

Player Profile

Position:
Director of Athletics

Institution:
Santa Rosa Junior College

James Forkumis nearing completion of his fifth year as Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance at Santa Rosa Junior College. Jim also serves the college as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. He is responsible for a powerhouse athletic program at SRJC overseeing twenty intercollegiate teams and six club sports. In the eight year history of the NATYCAA Cup, SRJC has finished in the top ten every year with the highest finish runner up in 2010-11. SRJC has an enrollment of over 34,000 students.

Jim brings over 40 years of experience mostly centered on the two and four year college levels both as men's basketball coach and athletics administrator. He is currently the chair of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Management Council, which governs all athletics for California's 112 community colleges. In addition, he is the president of the California Community College Athletic Director's Association and is the 1st vice president of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA).

Along with his wife, Sherry, Jim is co-principal consultant in Generational Differences Consulting and routinely presents nationwide on the topic of communicating with today's millennial student-athlete.

In 2005, Forkum was honored as the Outstanding Health Educator in California by the California Community College Physical Educators (CCCPE). Jim holds both a Masters and Ph.D. in Education.

Jim and his wife Sherry reside in Windsor, California.