2013 Evaluation Site Team Information
Dr. Henry D. Shannon
Dr. Henry Shannon has served as the superintendent/president of Chaffey College since September 2007. In just 6 years he has enhanced and transformed the college’s vision to serve today’s California’s community college student, preparing them for academic and occupational success. Dr. Shannon came to Chaffey College from St. Louis, Missouri, where he served as the chancellor of St. Louis Community College. In his 24 years at St. Louis Community College, he was also a college president and dean of student services. He also served as an administrator and teacher at both St. Louis University and Harris Stowe State University.
Dr. Shannon brings to our community over 40 years of experience in higher education. He earned a master’s and doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a management certificate from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Harris-Stowe State University.
Dr. Shannon has been active on many boards at the national, state, and local levels. His past board memberships included the League of Innovation in Community Colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (chair 2004–2005), and Renewal and Change 20/20.
Dr. Shannon’s current national board memberships include the Sungard Higher Education Advisory Board, the Educational Testing Service Community College Advisory Board, and Community College Research Center Advisory Board.
Dr. Shannon is married to Gwendolyn A. Shannon. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.
Julie A. Sanchez
Julie Sanchez has served as the Executive Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, Business Services and Economic Development since May 2001. Before coming to Chaffey College, Julie was employed at Mt. San Antonio College and Baldy View Regional Occupational Program. She has more than 16 years of experience in the education field.
Julie Sanchez earned an associate’s degree from Mt. San Antonio Community College, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cal Poly Pomona, and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of LaVerne.
Mr. Carl Bengston
Dean of Library and Educational Technologies
Carl Bengston has served since 2009, as Dean of Library and Educational Technologies at Cerritos College, which is a large community college located southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Carl's responsibilities there include management of the library, its 140-seat computer lab, distance education, the college's Sakai course management system, and the Perkins CTE funds. He is also serving currently as Acting Dean of Student Success. Before joining the management team at Cerritos College, he served for ten years as Dean of Library Services at California State University, Stanislaus. He also gained substantial experience in library services, information technology, and academic support in previous positions with Dominican University of California, UC Berkeley, CalTech, and OCLC. Carl is pleased to be serving on his fourth college/university accreditation team and visiting a second California community college on behalf of ACCJC.
Mr. Philip Dykstra
Philip Dykstra, joined Cypress College as a Research Analyst in January 2004. He previously held research positions at El Camino College, Cerritos College, and Rancho Santiago Community College District. He graduated from California University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Urban Planning and Management. This will be his fifth time serving on an accreditation site visit team.
Assistant Professor and Accreditation Coordinator
Pasadena City College
Stephanie Fleming is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Pasadena City College. Ms. Fleming received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Northern Arizona University and her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. She also earned a Master of Science in Higher Education from Walden University.
Ms. Fleming has worked at Pasadena City College since 2000 and has been a full-time instructor since 2005 when she was hired as a Director of Forensics. Prior to working at PCC, she was the Assistant director of Forensics at California State University, Los Angeles. She now serves as the District’s Accreditation Self-Evaluation Coordinator, a member of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and as the faculty co-chair of the Planning and Priorities Committee.
Mr. Greg Gilbert
Copper Mountain College
Greg Gilbert is a Trustee and Professor Emeritus at Copper Mountain College where he retired as a Professor of Communication, SLO Coordinator, Division Chair of Communication and Fine Arts, Foundation officer, and four term Academic Senate President. An emeritus and former officer of the State Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Gilbert was the founding chair of the statewide Accreditation Institute and served as the chair of the Senate's Curriculum Institute. A longtime member and present advisor for the AAUP's National Committee on Accreditation, Gilbert is currently a member of the Council of Higher Education Association (CHIA) Faculty and Accreditation Task Force.
Dr. Cathleen Greiner
Dean for Online and Extended Education
Irvine Valley College
Dr. Cathleen Greiner serves as Dean for Online and Extended Education at Irvine Valley College, South Orange County Community College District. Dr. Greiner brings a depth of experience in both areas, provides leadership in collaboration with faculty and students to respond to the growth in online program and course offerings and responds to a robust, diverse and expanding community of learners in the district and region.
Dr. Greiner has a long career in higher education as a teacher and administrator, with expertise and responsibility in leadership, online learning, meeting community and innovation learning needs, assessment, and institutional strategic planning and policy research. She presents in these areas and on the future of and changes in higher education, especially online learning and multiculturalism. She previously has served in increasingly responsible positions at UCI, University Extension, Chapman University, National University and San Luis District.
Sherrie Guerrero, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services
Sherrie currently serves as Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services for Chaffey College. While at Chaffey, she has also served as Dean of Instructional Support and Dean of Language Arts. Prior to Chaffey College, Sherrie earned tenure at San Bernardino Valley College as a Speech Instructor. While at San Bernardino Valley College, Sherrie also served as Department Chair for Speech and Performing Arts, Senator, Curriculum Chair, and Dean of Humanities.
Sherrie holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from San Bernardino Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Arts degree in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton and an Educational Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Director of Planning & Program Evaluation
Windward Community College
Jan Lubin received her Bachelor’s degree in Chinese (Mandarin) from Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1978, and spent the next three years in Korea with the Peace Corps teaching English. She then returned to the United States in 1981 and received a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA prior to going to China for two years where she taught English for Specific Purposes at the Beijing English Language Institute. During this time, she traveled extensively through China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Ms. Lubin completed her Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1985, and taught ESL at various levels until 1991. At that time, Ms. Lubin entered the UH System, where she has been working for the last 22 years as an Academic Advisor, Database Developer, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Director of Management Information and Research, and currently as Director of Planning and Program Evaluation at Windward Community College. During the past 22 years, she has traveled to Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. She has presented papers at TESOL conferences on second language acquisition, and most recently at the Campus Technology Forum on the assessment database that was created at Windward Community College. She has been a member on one previous Accreditation Team, visiting Taft College in 2009.
Dr. Joanne Schultz
Vice President of Administrative Services
Dr. Joanne Schultz has served as Vice President of Administrative Services at Merced College since January 2013. She is a graduate of the community college system with degrees in liberal arts, business administration/accounting, and a doctorate in community college administration. A licensed CPA with 20 years of experience, 3 as an auditor of the system and 17 as Dean of Business Services for Ohlone College, she has also provided support for the Chancellor’s Office. She has a collaborative, inclusive style that has a track record for bringing teams together to develop cost-savings efficiencies, expand revenue sources, and encourage good business practices while providing increased student access.
Professor, Associate Director, Public Policy Institute
Santa Monica College
Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein is a full professor teaching American Politics and Difference Theory at Santa Monica College. He earned a Bachelors Degree in American Politics and American Studies from California State University, Hayward, a Master's Degree in American Politics and Political Theory from California State University, San Francisco, and a Doctorate Degree in American Politics and Difference Theory from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Richard served as the Academic Senate President at Santa Monica College from 2005 to the 2009. He was a Co-Chair of Santa Monica College's Self Study Steering Committee for the Accreditation Site Visit in March, 2010. Richard also served for four years as the Vice Chair on the college’s District Planning Council and he was the Vice Chair of the College's Strategic Planning Initiative.
In 2010, SMC President, Dr. Chui Tsang, appointed Richard to the position of Associate Director of the college's Public Policy Institute where Richard supervises the PPI's academic program and its experiential learning component.
Richard is an active member of the Santa Monica community. He is married and the father of two children.
Elñora Tena Webb, Ph.D.
Elñora Tena Webb is President of Laney College - a community college located in downtown Oakland, California, which serves up to 30,000 students. She led the College to greater levels of student success even with State fiscal exigencies while bringing in millions of dollars from alternative funding sources. Through her visionary leadership, she has ensured the College’s reaffirmation of accreditation, integrated planning and budgeting, sound resource management, community partnerships and institutional assessment and advancement. Prior to her appointment as President, Dr. Webb served as the Vice President of Instruction from 2005–2009, and as Dean of Humanities, Language Arts & Social Sciences from 2002–2005.
Dr. Webb consistently demonstrates ethical, visionary and collaboration leadership in a range of instructional, student services, research, and administrative roles within all systems of higher education in California. Those institutions included UC Berkeley and UC Riverside, California State University at Sonoma, Stanford, and Contra Costa Community College District. In addition to her duties as a College President, Dr. Webb serves in several other leadership capacities, including as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Commission on Global Education, the Community College League of California’s CEO Board of Directors and as faculty with the University of CA at Berkeley’s Executive Leadership Academy. Her ability to navigate through tough and complex challenges has led to recognition by members of the California Legislature and State Senate with the 2011 Community Hero Award.