Dr. Glenn Roquemore has been President of Irvine Valley College since 2002. Prior to serving in this position, he served in the following administrative assignments at this institution: Interim President, Interim Provost at ATEP (Advanced Technology and Education Park), Vice President of Instruction, Interim Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Advanced Technology, Interim Dean of Advanced Technology, Interim Vice President of Student Services, and Chair – School of Physical Sciences and Technologies. He has also served as Professor of Geology. His academic preparation includes a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and Geophysics, from the University of Nevada, as well as a Master and Bachelor of Science Degrees, respectively, in Geology from California State University at Fresno.
Current service includes: American Association of Community College (AACC); Presidents Academy Executive Committee (PAEC); Irvine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Economic Vitality Committee; Orange County Business Council Board of Directors, Orange County Workforce Development Committee and Community College Working Group; Orange County Army Advisory Board.
Dr. Roquemore has served on multiple accreditation teams, including chairing, multiple team visits, serving as lead chair for a multi-college visit, as well as Partnership Resource Team (PRT) chair.
Wes Bryan became the seventh President of Golden West College on January 1, 2005. Wes has been a part of the Golden West College community for more than three decades. For 22 years he served as a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, and completed several terms as Department Chair and as President of the Academic Senate. In 1999, he became the Vice President of Instruction. After attending El Camino Community College, Wes received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively, in speech communication from California State University (CSU), Long Beach. He holds lifetime credentials as a California community college instructor, supervisor, and chief administrative officer. He has also taught at Azusa Pacific University, CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, and Long Beach City College. In 2014, the Association of California Community College Administrators named Wes the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator of the year.
During his free time, Wes enjoys spending time with his wife Terri. All of their children have taken classes or participated in events at the College. As a parent, he appreciates first-hand the support teachers and staff provide our students. His outside interests include walking, reading, writing, gardening, camping, or wasting time on the internet. He is also actively involved in service to several support groups.
Oscar De Haro
Oscar De Haro is a native of St. Helena, California in Napa Valley. He has been employed in the California Community College system for nearly 28 years of which the majority has been in college administration in the area of Student Services. His present role is Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Affairs at Napa Valley College. He is active in the Napa County community and has served on the Board of Directors for several Napa County agencies and organizations including the Up Valley Family Resource Centers, the Napa County Hispanic Network, the Latino Advisory Council for the Queen of the Valley Hospital, and on the Napa Valley Adult Education Advisory Council.
Mr. Enos is the Vice Chair of the Administration of Justice Program at Los Angeles Mission College. Prior to entering the education field, Mr. Enos served as a police officer with the Culver City Police Department and later a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He also serves as the Title IX Coordinator and is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Accreditation Steering Committee. Mr. Enos is also a lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics.
Dr. Tammy Montgomery is the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources at American River College. She is pleased to be a California community college graduate and has served the community colleges for 25 years as a college faculty and administrator.
Veronica Ogata, Ph.D., Professor, is currently the Student Success Coordinator at Kapi`olani Community College, where one of her primary responsibilities is to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to implement the College's Student Success Pathway model campus wide. She has been instrumental in aligning the SSP model to the College's Strategic Plan, Program Reviews, and resource allocations. She is also the Campus' Student Success Council Chair, the chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Council for Student Success, and a representative of the UHCC System's Student Success Council. She is also part of a team that is overseeing the renovations of the College's Learning Center, which will house a writing center, a math lab and provide tutoring and other learning support services. She teaches both face-to-face and on-line classes; and has developed articulation agreements, an A.S. Degree for Educational Assistants, an A.A. upper division degree pathway for Education majors, and a certificate program for STEM Education students. She recently served as Faculty Senate President, Curriculum Chair, Department Assessment Lead Coordinator; and a member of the Senate’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and Curriculum Committees for over 10 years. She currently sits on the UH President's Commission on the Status of Women addressing issues on equity and access.
In spring 2015 Dr. Christina Tafoya assumed the role of Dean of Career Technical Education (CTE) at Oxnard College. Dr. Tafoya holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Brentwood, CA. She also attended Oxnard College and Ventura College, earning an Associate of Arts in Business and an Associate of Science in Biology, respectively. As a student at community college, Dr. Tafoya was highly involved in Oxnard College campus life as an Associated Student Government senator and working as a teacher’s assistant for the PACE (Program for Accelerated College Education) Program and a college tutor.
Dr. Tafoya comes to Oxnard College after serving as the Dean of CTE and Workforce Development at Grossmont College. At Grossmont College, she managed both academic programs and a variety of special programs. Her academic departments included: Administration of Justice, Business, Business Office Technology, Child Development, Computer Science and Information Systems, Culinary Arts, International Business, and Hospitality and Retail Management. Her special programs included: the Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Care Education Program (for San Diego County); the Welcome Back Center (transitions foreign trained health care providers to jobs in the US medical field); Middle College High School (dual enrollment high school located on the Grossmont College campus); Health Workforce Initiatives; CTE Pathways (SB 1070 high school articulation agreement coordination for the entire San Diego-Imperial County region); Perkins 1C; the Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (statewide, Perkins 1B); and the Public Safety Advisory Committee (statewide, Perkins 1B). Dr. Tafoya’s division also provided oversight for other regional and statewide work such as, the San Diego-Imperial County Regional Consortium, the Health Deputy Sector Navigator, and the CTE Enhancement Funds. She is an active member of the California Community College Association for of Occupational Education.
Before Grossmont College, Dr. Tafoya was the Oxnard College Dental Coordinator. During her tenure as Dental Coordinator, she helped launch a new Dental Assisting Program and brought the already nationally recognized Dental Hygiene Program to new heights of excellence with consistent 100% pass rates on the NBDHE (National Board Dental Hygiene Examination), CA RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) Exam, and the WREB (Western Regional Board) Exam. She was an active faculty member in the areas of accreditation, program review, curriculum, professional development, and student learning outcomes. She also served on the Oxnard College Incident Command Team. She has received special US Army MOPP 4 (Mission Oriented Protective Posture Level 4) training in bioterrorism & disaster response.
Mr. Daniel Villanueva has been a senior‐level executive with more than 20 years of extensive experience in administration, finance, budget, procurement, risk analysis, community relations and management. He has proven ability to strategize and implement long-range budget; fiscal, administrative and procurement planning; and oversight of daily operations of business services in a public education setting. This is a result of his strong qualifications in management; budget and planning; accreditation; and participatory governance, through the ongoing consultative process. The last 16 years have been with California Community Colleges and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Mr. Villanueva holds a dual M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and Information Technology Management. He also has vast accreditation experience as co‐chair of the Accreditation Steering Committee and as Accreditation Liaison Officer for Los Angeles Mission College. Additionally, Mr. Villanueva has over 10 years of experience as Adjunct Instruction in both the California Community College and Cal State systems teaching in the areas of Finance, Budgets, Human Resources, and Administration.
Dr. Keith Wurtz is the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA. His first exposure to community colleges was as a statistics student and his first job at a community college was as an adjunct Sociology instructor. Currently, Keith chairs the Planning and Program Review Committee and the IRB Committee at Crafton Hills College. He is also very involved with college strategic planning, educational master planning, enrollment management, outcomes assessment, and accreditation. Prior to joining Crafton, Keith worked as a Research Analyst and then a Senior Research Analyst at Chaffey Community College for approximately 10 years. He worked as a Director of Institutional Research and Planning for two years prior to his promotion as Dean at Crafton. He has over 20 years of experience in the community college system.
Dr. Yahdi is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Hartnell College. He has been serving in a variety of academic and administrative leadership roles, including as University Success Program Activity Director, Department Chair, Assessment Specialist on Student Learning Outcomes, leader on strategic planning and priorities, and Accreditation Co-chair for the Self-Evaluation Report. He was recognized as a scholar through his research publications and grant awards. He developed and led projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the California Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as executive board member of a section of the Mathematical Association of America, and on groups for directors of undergraduate programs and research.