About Us

Our Team

The Student Success Team guides the work and serves as the umbrella for the focus teams.

The co-chairs of the focus teams are also members of the Student Success Team (indicated by the overlaps in the diagram) and serve as a liaison between their team and the Student Success Team, as well as facilitating the work of their team.

overlapping bubble map of teams

Student Success Team 


Team Mission:

Based on our institutional data, we will promote success for all students by:

  • employing evidenced-based practices and
  • initiating and assessing collaborative strategies


Priorities for 2014/15:

  1.  Broaden engagement to improve student access, progression and success.
  2. Close the gaps in student success by race, ethnicity and other subgroups.


Role:

  • Identify existing values, assumptions, structures and systems at the college that nurture and impede student success.
  • Consider leverage points to improve student outcomes, lead a process for setting institutional priorities, goals and strategies.
  • Perform an inventory of policy and practice barriers that inhibit student success.
  • Engage students, faculty, community members and others in dialogue about the analysis and proposed goals and strategies.
  • Ensure that strategies are aligned with the college budget, strategic plan, and other major initiatives in order to promote sustainability.
  • Provide leadership to spread a culture of inquiry, reflection and commitment to student success throughout the college.


Members:

  1. Catherine Cantrell, Dean of Transitional Studies and Wellness (co-chair)
  2. Christine McMullion, TRiO Director (co-chair)
  3. Ana Hernandez, Student
  4. Chris Johnson, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  5. Cynthia Gaede, I-BEST and Transitions Director
  6. Cynthia Requa, Director of Institutional Research
  7. David Larsen, Director of Student Services & Special Projects
  8. Deb Casey, VP of Student Affairs & Interim VP of Human Resources
  9. Derek Brandes, VP of Instruction
  10. Ed Nebendahl, Student
  11. Eileen Ely, President
  12. George Frasier, Executive Director of Development/Foundation
  13. Jenny Park, Enrollment Services, Classified Support
  14. Jessica Gilmore, Dean of Enrollment and Completion
  15. Lavina Goble, Budget Analyst 3
  16. Lynn Norman, Community Member
  17. Richard Hill, Information Technology Development Lead
  18. Sy Ear, Director of Career and Advising
  19. Stephenie Cheng-LaBoyne, Financial Analyst / Grants & Contracts
  20. Catherine Ushka, Marketing and Communications Manager
  21. Vacant
  22. Vacant 

Communications Team 



Role: 

  • Increase campus and community awareness in the college's AtD work to increase engagement and help ensure its success.  

Members:

  1. Catherine Ushka, Marketing and Communications Manager 
  2. Cynthia Requa, Director of Institutional Research

Data Team



Role:

  • Develop a candid analysis of the college's performance with respect to student outcomes, with a special focus on low-income students, students of color and others who face barriers to success.
  • Examine quantitative and qualitative data and present findings in a clear and compelling way that shows where the college is doing well and where it needs to improve.
  • Seek involvement of students and faculty to identify strengths and weaknesses of current college policies, structures, and services.
  • Aid the core team in engaging students, faculty, community members and others in dialogue about the analysis and proposed goals and strategies.

Members:

  1. Derek Brandes, VP of Instruction (co-chair)
  2. Richard Hill, Information Technology Development Lead (co-chair)
  3. Catherine Cantrell, Dean of Transitional Studies and Wellness
  4. Chris Johnson, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  5. Cynthia Requa, Director of Institutional Research
  6. David Larsen, Director of Student Services & Special Projects
  7. Deb Casey, VP of Student Affairs & Interim VP of Human Resources
  8. Ed Nebendahl, Student
  9. Jenny Park, Enrollment Services, Classified Support
  10. Sy Ear, Director of Career and Advising
  11. Vacant
  12. Vacant