POSITION: Since February 2016, Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College (SMC).
PREVIOUS: Served as President of Sacramento City College and Hennepin Technical College; Provost/Chief Campus Administrator of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas; Vice President of Columbia College in the Yosemite Community College District; and Dean for Faculty and Staff Diversity/Development and Dean for Student Services at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves presently on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Special Commission on Structured Pathways. Served on the AACC Commission on Academic and Student Development; represented community colleges on a national committee for career technical education; and served on the Executive Board of the President’s Round Table of African American CEOs. Locally in California, serves on the CEO Executive Committee for the Los Angeles-Orange County Regional Consortium for Career Technical Education, ACCJC CEO Workgroup, Board of Directors for the Human Relations Council of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Sister City Association, and Board of Directors for numerous Foundations.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Studies in Education (Counseling) from Oklahoma State University and, a B.M.E. (Bachelor of Music Education) with a major in piano and minor in voice from Oklahoma State University.