POSITION: Since 2015 President of Cerritos College, a public and comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county.
PREVIOUS: Served as vice president, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Laramie County Community College; academic dean and professor of biological sciences, Florida State College.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on board for Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges; Chair, Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders Executive Committee; Member: California Community Colleges Telecommunications & Technology Advisory Committee, and the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on College Readiness.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Northcentral University; M.S., Leadership and Management of Educational Programs, Nova Southeastern University; D.V.M., Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales.
OTHER: Presentations: at state and regional conferences of California community college chief executive officers on leadership and related topics; at multiple educational conferences on the topic of faculty development for online teaching and the institutional strategies necessary for online programs to succeed. Awarded: 2010 NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award.