Monthly Seminars’ Facilitators

From September 2016 - June 2017, on the 2nd Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, Presidents Academy participants will be led collectively as a cohort to engage in rich discussions with education leaders from across the nation.  Readings, case studies, and other informational sharing, will be employed to address the primary tactical areas of operation required to successfully meet the higher education needs within the community. 
An Additional Session from 2 pm – 5 pm will be available for participants to work individually with nationally recognized college search professionals to build successful interview skills of true value to any job candidate. Among others, they will utilize the Aspen Institute's leadership hiring tools.
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Dr. Estela Bensimon Dr. Ryan Cornner
Dr. Estela Bensimon   Bio
Co-Director, Center for Urban Education
USC Rossier School of Education
Dr. Ryan Cornner  Bio
Vice Chancellor, Educational Programs
and Institutional Effectiveness
Los Angeles Community College District
Dr. Craig Hayward​​ Dr. Craig Justice
Dr. Craig Hayward   Bio
Director of Research, Planning and Accreditation
Irvine Valley College
Dr. Craig Justice  Bio
Vice President for Instruction
Irvine Valley College
Dr. Terri Manning Jorge Mata
Dr. Terri Manning   Bio
CEO, Center for Applied Research
Central Piedmont Community College
Jorge Mata   Bio
Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles Community College District
Dr. John Nixon James O'Reilly
Dr. John Nixon Bio
Retired President
Mt. San Antonio College
James O'Reilly   Bio
Chief Facilities Executive
Los Angeles Community College District
Dr. Bob Pacheco Leslie Pollner
Dr. Bob Pacheco   Bio
Assessment Chair
Research and Planning Group
Leslie Pollnero   Bio
Sr. Policy Advisor, Public Policy & Regulation Group
Holland & Knight Law Firm
Dr. Albert Roman 
Vincent Stewart 
Dr. Albert Román   Bio
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Los Angeles Community College District
Vincent Stewart   Bio
Vice Chancellor, External Relations
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Dr. Karen Stout 
Daniel Villanueva 
Dr. Karen Stout    Bio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Achieving the Dream
Daniel Villanueva   Bio
Vice President, Administrative Services
Los Angeles Mission College
​​Dr. Therese White
Dr. Pamela Walker   Bio
Vice Chancellor, Educational Services
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
L. Therese White   Bio
Professional Mediator & Organizational Conflict
Dr. Narcisa Polonio   Bio
Executive VP, Education, Research & Board
Leadership Services
Association of Community College Trustees
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