Council: National Asian and Pacific Islander Council
POSITION -- Since 2006, President/CEO San Diego Continuing Education, San Diego Community College District. Oversee largest separately accredited institution of its kind in the nation, serving over 80,000 students (about 8,000 FTES) each year from seven campuses and over 250 community and neighborhood sites.
PREVIOUS -- Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Yakima Valley Community College; Associate Vice President of Instruction, Workforce Development, Mt. Hood Community College; Instructional Dean, Open Campus (Founding Dean), Riverside Community College District; Professor, Small Business Development Center, Portland Community College.
AFFILIATIONS -- NAPIC – National Asian Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC), AACC Affiliate, Board Member; FACCC – Faculty Association of California Community Colleges; CAEL – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Board Member (currently, second term); ACCCA – Association of California Community College Administrators; ACCE – Association of Community and Continuing Education (currently); CAAAE – California Alliance of African-American Educators; Previously served as a commissioner, Commission Communications and Marketing; and Commission Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity of the American Association of Community Colleges; Previously served as Chair for two terms on the San Diego Community College Auxiliary Organization.
EDUCATION -- Ph.D. (in progress, all but dissertation), Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA; Ed.D. Community College Leadership, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; MBA California State University, Sacramento, CA; BBA University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; AA, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR.
OTHER -- Publications: (March 18, 2012). “Adult Learners: The Forgotten Majority.” (Op-Ed) The Union Tribune; (August 2008). “The Advanced ESL Academy.” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education; April/May 2007). “Saving the Lost Generation.” The Community College Journal; (2007) “Planning for the Neglected Majority.” Planning for Higher Education. 35(3) 70–80; (July 2006). “Social Privilege: A “Lefty’s” Perspective,” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Presentations: Presented in over 50 state, regional, and national professional conferences over the last 25 years, including the following venues: Council for Adult and Experiential Education International Conference, Keynote: “Disruptive Innovations in Higher Education,” San Diego, CA (November 2013). California Community College Trustee’s Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA (May 2013); American Association of Community Colleges, San Francisco, CA (April 2013); San Diego County Educators’ Breakfast, Keynote: “Separate and Unequal,” San Diego, CA (January 2013); San Diego Regional CATESOL Conference, (October 2011). Awards and Recognitions: Recognized: “2013 Life Time Service Award,” State of California Senate, Senator Marty Block; Recognized: “2013 Certificate of Commendation for Community Leadership,” County of San Diego, Supervisor Ron Roberts. Awarded: “2010 Dr. Floyd Gaffney Award” recipient of the year by the Common Ground Theatre, the oldest African American Theatre Arts Company in San Diego.