Nominee of the National Asian Pacific Islander Council
POSITION: Since 2010, President of Coastline Community College-an innovative AANAPISI institution with campuses in Southern California and a virtual campus that serves diverse students.
Vice President, Student Services, Skyline College, CA; Dean, Student Affairs, Interim Dean, Student Development and Matriculation, San Diego Mesa College, CA; International Student Advisor, San Joaquin Delta College, CA; International Student Admissions, University of the Pacific, CA. Adjunct Instructor, Delta College and Mesa College. Intercultural Trainer and Language Instructor, US Peace Corps.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on various Boards, Commissions, and Councils: Past-President and Founding Board Member, AACC’s National Asian Pacific Islander Council; California Community Colleges CEO Board; CA Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Advisory and Change Leadership Committee; California State University Long Beach and California State University Fullerton Doctoral Program Advisory Boards. Served on AACC Commission on Research, Technology, and Emerging Trends; APIA Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee; Orange County Workforce Investment Board.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Education, Claremont Graduate University; M.A., Communication Theory, University of the Pacific; B.S., Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines
OTHER: Presents at national, state, and local conferences, including: AACC Annual Conference- Preconference on Diversity in Leadership; CCLC Annual Conference- 360-Degree Service to Military Students, The First Year Experience, Student Learning Communities, College Scorecard; CCME Annual Conference- Presidents’ Panels; APAHE Annual Conference-Careers in Community Colleges, Presidents’ Panels on Leadership; CCLC Asilomar Leadership Seminar; LEAP Leadership Institute; Kaleidoscope Leadership Program; ACE Leadership Seminars; Local Chamber meetings. Serves on ACCJC’s Accreditation Evaluation Teams as Chair and team member Mentors emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds Co-Author “Leadership is More Than a Checklist!” chapter in Effective Leadership at Minority-Serving Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges for Leadership, edited by Palmer, Maramba et al. (publication pending) Awards: 2014 The David R. Barclay Leadership Award, LEAP; 2012 President of the Year, APAHE; University of the Pacific Outstanding Alumni in Communication