Board of Directors

A MESSAGE FROM CCCAOE PRESIDENT, Pedro Mendez

Serving alongside extraordinary California Community College leaders who tirelessly devote their time and energy to Career Education is an honor. CCCAOE continues to actively invest as an association with a mission to be a “CHAMPION FOR EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE SUCCESS” and a vision of “AN EDUCATION AND CAREER FOR EVERYONE AT ANY TIME.” 

 

Over the past several years, I have served on the CCCAOE Board in multiple capacities. As we enter the 2023-24 academic year, I consider it a privilege to serve as your President. This board and the members of our four working committees are investing of themselves with high integrity and intentionality to bring its members quality opportunities that impact our California Community College Students to achieve career mobility and success. 

In recent years, the CCCAOE board developed our association’s Equity Statement. This statement is listed below and is an important priority.

 

“Educational equity is serving members by providing access, opportunity, and resources through fair and balanced support for transformational success for students.” We are committed to working toward educational equity by:

  • Ensuring the inclusion of diverse perspectives in professional learning services 
  • Providing resources through advocacy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 
  • Engaging membership
  • Building equity leadership capacity
  • Examining and interrupting inequitable policies and practices

 

As I begin my tenure as your CCCAOE President, I am committed to having our Equity Statement be one of our key driving tenets interwoven within our strategic goals and plans for the future. CCCAOE has a strong 56-year-old history in supporting Career Education across the state, from rural to urban and everything in between. With the assistance and contributions from so many of you, practitioners and leaders, engaged with the Ambassadors, Professional Development, Membership Engagement, and Advocacy Committees, I will strive to lead with integrity and intentionality as we all navigate the delivery of community college supportive services and education that best impacts our students, campuses, and communities.

 

– Pedro

Leaders Advocating for California’s Community Colleges

23/24 Executive Board

Pedro Mendez

President

Instructional Dean – Applied Sciences, TrAC: Agriculture, Business & Law, and Trades at San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207

EMAIL: Pedro.Mendez@deltacollege.edu

president@cccaoe.org

Robert Cabral

Immediate Past President

Dean of Student Learning, Physical Sciences & Career Education at Moorpark College

7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

EMAIL: RCabral@vcccd.edu

Angela Cordell

Treasurer

Associate Dean – Economic & Workforce Development at Shasta College

1409 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001
EMAIL: acordell@shastacollege.edu

Elizabeth Arteaga

Acting Deputy Treasurer

Dean, Apprenticeship Programs at Santiago Canyon College

8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

EMAIL: Arteaga_Elizabeth@sccollege.edu

Harriet Happel

Communication Officer

Dean, Career and Technical Education and Integrative Learning at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, San Clarita, CA 91355
EMAIL: harriet.happel@canyons.edu

President-Elect

Vacant

23/24 Regional Vice-Presidents

Autumn Gardia

VP Central Mother Lode Region

Director of Special Projects and Grants at Merced Community College District

3600 M Street, Merced CA 95348

EMAIL: autumn.gardia@mccd.edu

Marie Amboy

VP San Francisco/Bay Region

Division Dean, Allied Health and Public Safety at Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619
EMAIL: mamboy@peralta.edu

Marla Uliana

VP Los Angeles Region

Dean, Career & Workforce Education at Los Angeles Mission College

13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342

Nichol Roe

VP San Diego/Imperial Region
Associate Dean, Workforce Development and Extended Studies, Career Technical and Extended Education at Palomar College

1140 W. Mission Road AA-134A, San Marcos, CA  92069

EMAIL: nroe@palomar.edu

Dan Word

VP Inland Empire/Desert Region

Dean of Career Education and Human Development at Crafton Hills College

11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399
EMAIL: dword@craftonhills.edu

Elizabeth Arteaga

VP Orange County Region

Dean, Apprenticeship Programs at Santiago Canyon College

8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

EMAIL: Arteaga_Elizabeth@sccollege.edu

Michael Hoffman

VP South Central Coast Region
Career Education Grant Director at Moorpark College

7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

EMAIL: mhoffman@vcccd.edu

Sandra Fowler, Ed.D

VP North/Far North Region

Dean of CTE & Workforce Development at Woodland Community College

2300 E Gibson Rd, Woodland, CA 95776

EMAIL: sfowler@yccd.edu

Staff

Gary Quire

Interim Executive Director

Faculty Business Department / Career Education Liaison at College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, San Clarita, CA 91355
EMAIL: executivedirector@cccaoe.org

Kimberly Rachelle Ranalla

Project Manager

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education

1800 21st Street PMB #205, Sacramento, CA 95811
EMAIL: admin@cccaoe.org

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 24/25 ELECTIONS

 

Elections are held in March of each year.

 

YOU can nominate yourself or other Colleagues/Members for Key CCCAOE Board Leadership Positions.

 

 

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KNOW SOMEONE WHO COULD HELP US FULFILL OUR MISSION AS A CCCAOE BOARD MEMBER?

 

Watch this video to learn what Becoming a Board Member of CCCAOE takes. 

NOMINATION FORM FOR 24/25 BOARD ELECTIONS

The Goals of this CCCAOE Board Fall Under 3 Broad Groups

Membership Engagement Goals

  1. Create attractive and easy to use technology tools and resources
    1. Content that is organized and easy to find
    2. Input processing is facilitated, develop a protocol for information sharing (reports, best practices, resource links, etc)
    3. Improve our Constant Contact and LinkedIn utilization
  2. Increase membership involvement for committee participation, local/regional/state leadership, and succession planning.
    1. Document/Develop a map of involvement opportunities (conference attendance, committee participation, committee chair, RAVP, RVP, Executive Board)
    2. Develop a presentation of CCCAOE Board participation (PPT on website, presented as slides to be delivered at Leadership Academy, conference, etc)
    3. Create a communication and implementation plan

Advocacy Goals

In 2021, CCCAOE will have developed a membership-vetted and approved, concrete platform which drives our activities on a grassroots, local, institutional, regional, state and federal level.

Professional Development Goals

For website to be used in outward facing communication.

 

Serve as the state wide leader in professional development for the CTE/EWD system, while continuously improving opportunities and increasing participation by 10% annually.

Fall 2024 Conference registration launches on June 17th! Take a look at our LinkTree for instant access to everything that is happening now!

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