Name: James Zavas
Role: Acting Vice President, Business and Administrative Services
Years at VC: I started at the District Office in December 2020, so nearly 3 years. I came to Ventura College in this role at the beginning of September.
Family: I'm married and have two stepchildren who are both in college. One of them is at VC. We also have two extremely spoiled dogs and a spoiled cat that we consider part of the family.
Hobbies: I'm an avid motorcyclist and love riding all the back roads in the area. I hope to do a cross country trip sometime in the near future. I'm a huge music fan and collector of vinyl records. I also really enjoy working in my yard.
Favorite food: This is an impossible question. I think a lot of it depends on my mood, the weather, and where I am at. I love to cook in general, but I am particularly fond of Barbequing and Smoking Meats. I have also recently started making my own sausages and bratwursts.
Favorite Movie: My favorite movie is probably the Original Star Wars series. I always end up going back to those. For my favorite book, I think I will go with the Martian, with Ready Player One in a close second. Really, I love anything book that allows you to escape into a different world, time or place. I've been particularly fond of Fantasy and Science Fiction lately.
Favorite Song: Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland. I could probably name at least a dozen more songs that I love or are really important to me, but this one has always been at the top of the list.
Something unique or interesting about you: I grew up in the middle of nowhere outside of Redding California. We had a small ranch with nearly every animal you could think of and I raised pigs in 4H.