Acting President

Newin Orante

Newin Orante, Ed.D.   |   President's Office

Newin Orante holds a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on Organizational Change from California State University, East Bay.

 

Vice President, Administrative Services

Joseph Morello

Joe Morello, M.A.   |   Office of VPA

Joe Morello holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Acting Vice President, Student Services

Luis Escobar

Luis Escobar, Ed.D.   |   Office of VPSS

Luis Escobar earned an associate degree from Contra Costa College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University.

 

Vice President, Instruction

Vinicio Lopez

Vinicio Lopez, Ed.D   |   Office of VPI

Vinicio Lopez attended the San Diego Community College District before transferring to the University of California, San Diego. He later completed a Master of Arts, Education Degree and Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University.

 

Executive Director, The Equity Institute

Vacant

 

 

Dean, Planning, Research, Innovation and Effectiveness

Ingrid Vargas

Ingrid Vargas, M.A.   |   PRIE Office

Ingrid Vargas is originally from New York City, where she completed her B.A. in Political Science at Queens College. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

 

Director, Community Relations and Marketing

Cherie Colin

Cherie Colin, M.S.   |   Office of MCPR

Cherie Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Columbia College Chicago and a Master of Science in Marketing Communications from Franklin University.

 

Dean, Academic Support & Learning Technologies Division

Torria Davis

Torria Davis, Ph.D.   |   ASLT Division Website

Dr. Torria Davis holds a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Urban Educational Leadership from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Arts in School Administration and a Master of Science in School Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University, and a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 

Dean, Business, Education, and Professional Programs Division

Michael Kane

Michael Kane   |   Business, Education, and Professional Programs Division Website

Michael holds his B.A. in Secondary Education and B.S. in Biology at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and completed his M.S. in Applied Ecology at Eastern Kentucky University.

 

Acting Dean, Counseling, Advising and Matriculation

Ellen Murray

Ellen Murray, Ed.D.   |   Counseling, Advising and Matriculation Division Website

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Theory, Anthropology, and Liberal Studies from New York University, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Urban Affairs - Urban Policy Specialization from City University of New York-Hunter College, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Equity from San Francisco State University

 

Dean, Enrollment Services

Will Minnich

Will Minnich, Ed.M, M.B.A   |   Admissions & Records, Financial Aid

Will Minnich holds a Master's Degree in Higher Education and Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

 

Interim Dean, Global Learning Programs and Services Division

Zaid Ghori

Zaid Ghori, M.P.A   |   Global Learning Programs and Services Division Website

Zaid Ghori holds a M.P.A. from California Baptist University and a B.S. in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Zaid is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana State University.

 

Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division

Dino Nomicos

Dino Nomicos, M.A.   |   Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Division Website

Dino holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Dean, Language Arts

Christopher Gibson

Christopher Gibson M.A.   |   Language Arts Division Website

Christopher Gibson holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature from the University of Texas, El Paso. His master’s thesis focused on the role of literature and music as tools of resistance.

 

Acting Dean, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology Division

Jing Folsom

Jing Folsom, Ph.D.   |   STEM Division Website

Dr. Folsom holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Cellular Development Biology from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Botany and B.S. in Biochemistry from Zhejiang University, China.

 

Dean, Social Science/Creative Arts Division

Danni Lapuz

Danni Redding Lapuz, M.A.   |   Social Science / Creative Arts Division Website

Danni Redding Lapuz holds an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, specializing in Indonesian Gamelan and Southeast Asian Studies, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of California, Irvine. Danni began her higher education studies at Orange Coast Community College.

 

Interim Dean, Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development

Lauren Ford

Lauren Ford, Ed.D.   |   Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development Division Website

Lauren Ford holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from Xavier University (Ohio) and a Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from University of Southern California. She recently earned her doctorate from San Francisco State University’s Educational Leadership program.

 

Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson, Psy.D.   |   Student Equity and Support Division Website

Cheryl Johnson received her Psy.D. from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Troy State University in Dothan, AL.

 

Management Council Chair

Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson, M.A.   |   Management Council

Chris holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English/American Literature from The University of Texas-El Paso. His master’s thesis focused on the role of literature and music as tools of resistance.

 

Management Council Co-Chair

Chad Thompson

Chad Thompson   |   Management Council

Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Film Studies from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Business Management from the Drucker School of Management.

 

Academic Senate President

Lindsey Ayotte

Lindsey Ayotte, M.A.   |   Academic Senate

Lindsey Ayotte holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communcation Studies from San Francisco State University and a Master of Arts in Communcation Studies with an emphasis in Performance Studies from San Francisco State University.

 

Academic Senate Vice President

Cassidy Ryan-White

Cassidy Ryan-White, M.A.   |   Academic Senate

Cassidy holds a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education from Buffalo State University and a Master of Arts in Educational/Instructional Technology from San Francisco State University.

 

Classified Senate President

Martin Marquez

Martin Marquez   |   Classified Senate

Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saint Mary's College of California with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.

 

Classified Senate Vice President

Kennya Ruiz

Kennya Ruiz   |   Classified Senate

As the Division Assistant for the Language Arts Division, Kennya ensures that things run smoothly for faculty, staff and students taking classes in the division as well as providing her leadership to the college in the role of Vice President of the Classified Senate.

 

ASSC President

Win Shwe Yee

Win Shwe Yee   |   ASSC

Win Shwe Yee is a student at Skyline College, currently studying Economics and interested in pursuing a degree in Economics or International Business in the future.

 

ASSC Vice President

Sarah Ruiz

Sarah Ruiz   |   ASSC

Sarah Ruiz is a student at Skyline College, currently studying Kinesiology and interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy in the future.