Coordinating Committee

The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee strives to represent all faculty, staff, student, and management voices as we develop and hone our strategic plan to guide us through the upcoming years. We have representatives from all groups leading this effort, as listed in the table below. We also invite others interested in participating to review our Town Hall notes and recordings from past meetings, and to sign up for any upcoming Town Hall meetings. 


Coordinating Committee:



Back Up

Committee Co-Chairs

Jeremy Smotherman
Senior Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning

Julie Thompson
English Department
President, Academic Senate


Vice Presidents

Pedro Avila
Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent

Gene Durand
Vice President, Student Services

Kate Jolley
Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services

Jane Saldaña-Talley
Vice President, Academic Affairs/Asst Superintendent


Management Team

Michelle Vidaurri
Director, Student Engagement & Support Services

Kerry Loewen
Dean, Arts & Humanities


Patty Collis
Programmer Analyst
Information Technology

Jessica Melvin
Administrative Assistant
Emeritus Service Center

Academic Senate

Julie Thompson (Co-Chair)
English Department
President, Academic Senate



Cassandra Hillman
Faculty, Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance

Anne Donegan
Faculty, Social Sciences

Classified Senate

Regina Mahiri
Coordinator, Black/African American Student Support Center, Student Life, Equity & Engagement

Linda Jay
Human Resources Technician
Human Resources


Delashay Carmona Benson
Student Body President

Abrea Tillman
Vice President of Marketing - Santa Rosa