Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of experts that strongly support our work and provide us with critical strategic advice as we press forward with solutions to increase college access and improve student success. Please note, organization affiliation is listed for identification purposes only.

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Roberta Achtenberg

Member, Board of Trustees
California State University

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Gail Andrade

Education Consultant and Executive Leadership Coach

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Barbara Beno

President
Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges

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Parker Blackman

CEO
Bluebell Giving

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Christopher Cabaldon

Mayor
West Sacramento

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Carol Chandler

Owner
Chandler Farm

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Paul Granillo

President and CEO
Inland Empire Economic Partnership

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Linda Griego

Chairman & CEO
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Foundation

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Matthew Haney

Director of Policy
Rebuild the Dream

Surina Khan

CEO
Women’s Foundation of California

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Dr. Steven Kinsella

President
Gavilan College

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Robin Kramer

Trustee
Pitzer College

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David Mas Masumoto

Author & Owner
Masumoto Family Farms

Eliseo Medina

Secretary-Treasurer
SEIU International

Miles Nevin

Executive Director
California State Student Association

John Nixon

Associate Vice President
Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges

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Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Superintendent-President
Long Beach City College

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Felix W. Ortiz III

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Viridis Learning

Alex Pader

Past President
Student Senate for the Calfornia Community Colleges

Judy Patrick

Senior Advisor
The Women’s Foundation of California

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Nolan Rollins

President and CEO
Los Angeles Urban League

Gabriel A. Sandoval

Partner
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Deborah Santiago

Co-founder & Vice President Policy and Research
Excelencia in Education

William Scroggins

President & CEO
Mt. San Antonio College

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Ryan Smith

Executive Director
Education Trust-West

Christopher Steinhauser

Superintendent
Long Beach Unified School District

Gary Toebben

President
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Van Ton-Quinlivan

Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

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Helen Iris Torres

Executive Director and CEO
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

David Valladolid

National President & CEO
Parent Institute for Quality Education

John Welty

Former President
California State University, Fresno

Carol Whiteside

Founder & President
Emeritus The Great Valley Center

Deacon John Wilson

Education & Enrichment Ministry Director
West Angeles Church of God in Christ

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Kent Wong

Director
UCLA Labor Center for Labor Research and Education

Members of our Senior Faculty Advisory Body are experts in the fields of higher education and public policy and serve as reviewers for our research, providing critical feedback on our major reports.

Estela Mara Bensimon
Professor, Co-Director
USC Rossier Center for Urban Education
Cheryl Blanco
Vice President for Special Projects
Southern Regional Education Board
Steve Boilard
Executive Director
Center for CA Studies
Henry Brady
Dean
Goldman School for Public Policy at UC Berkeley
David Breneman
Professor in Economics of Education
University of Virginia
Darla Cooper
Director of Research and Evaluation
The RP Group
Michelle Asha Cooper
President
Institute for Higher Education Policy
John Douglass
Senior Research Fellow, Public Policy and Higher Education
Center for Studies in Higher Education
Robert Gabriner
Program Director, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for Schools and Community Colleges
San Francisco State
Mary Gill

Retired CA Community College Chancellor’s Office & State Legislature

Carrie Hahnel
Director of Policy and Research
Education Trust-West
Hans Johnson
Senior Fellow
Public Policy Institute of California
Dennis Jones
President
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
David Kirp
Professor of Public Policy
UC Berkeley
Kay McClenney
Director
Center for Community College Student Engagement
University of Texas at Austin
Colleen Moore
Research Specialist
Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Sacramento State University
Dowell Myers
Professor and Director
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Population Dynamics Research Group
John Rogers
Associate Professor
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies,
Institute for Democracy, Education and Access
Deborah Santiago
Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy and Research
Excelencia in Education
Nancy Shulock
Professor and Executive Director
Institute for Higher Educatiion Leadership and Policy
Sacramento State University
William Tierney
Professor and Co-Director
USC Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education
David Wright
Associate Executive Director for Strategic Planning & Policy Research
Tennessee Higher Education Coordinating Board