ACCJC ACCREDITATION TEAM
ACCJC Accreditation Team Visit
February 25 - 28, 2019
ACCJC ACCREDITATION TEAM
ACCJC Accreditation Team Visit
February 25 - 28, 2019
ACCJC Peer Review Visiting Team
February 25 - 28, 2019
Dr. Donald Wallace
Palo Verde College
Dr. Donald Wallace brings 29 years of higher education experience to the Coastline College 2019 visiting team. He has served for the past five years as Superintendent/President of Palo Verde College in Blythe, CA. Dr. Wallace came to Palo Verde College from California's second largest community college district at Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento where he served as Vice President of Administrative Services at Cosumnes River College for six years. Prior to Los Rios, Dr. Wallace spent 18 years in Oregon where he worked for Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon and for Oregon Health Sciences University in the Portland area. Dr. Wallace has a Doctorate in Education (PhD) from Oregon State University, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in public sector finance and budget from Portland State University, and a BS in Theology from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Wallace is bilingual in English and Spanish and very active in the Latino community. While at Los Rios, he did a lot of work with the immigrant community including serving as a mentor with Hispanic students and helping them to get into college programs, recognizing that an excellent education is the best path to a better future for most people. When Dr. Wallace can find the time for rest and relaxation, the father of three and grandfather of five enjoys vacationing in Mexico with his wife who is a native of Guerrero, Mexico. He also enjoys playing guitar and piano and has experience performing and recording gospel music. After retirement, Dr. Wallace hopes to relocate to Mexico where he plans to open a non-profit school dedicated to offering English as a Second Language to those who otherwise would have no access to learning English.
Mr. Brian Thiebaux
Instructor, Business and English
Palo Verde College
Brian Thiebaux is team assistant for the Coastline visiting accreditation team. He is an instructor in English and business at Palo Verde College, a position he has held since 2001. Over the years, Brian has served in various capacities, including Articulation Officer, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Institutional Researcher, SLO Coordinator, Academic Senate president, and division chair. He is very active in accreditation matters at Palo Verde and has served on more than a dozen accrediting teams to other colleges under the auspices of ACCJC. Apart from his official duties, Brian sings and performs violin with Dee Sharp and the Mesa Flats, the college faculty quartet, plays violin with the Palo Verde College Consort and sings with the College Choir. In recent years, Brian has performed roles in college theatrical productions. Brian lives in Moreno Valley with his wife Stephanie. They have a daughter, Adrienne, and grandson Leo.
Dr. Stephanie Droker
Coastline Accreditation Liaison
Senior Vice President
Stephanie M. Droker, Ed.D., joined the commission staff in August 2016. Dr. Droker was the Vice President of Educational Services and Accreditation Liaison Officer at West Hills College Coalinga from 2012-2016. Previous to her administrative experience, Dr. Droker served as Faculty of Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at West Hills College Lemoore. She brings a strong background in student learning and assessment, research design and implementation, and using data to develop programmatic improvements. Vice President Droker supports the Commission’s Policy and Substantive Change Committees; she also facilitates the team staffing and complaint processes.
Dr. Bernadette Anayah
Professor of English as a Second Language
Folsom Lake College
Dr. Bernadette Anayah is an English as a Second Language instructor at Folsom Lake College in the Los Rios Community College District. She serves as the ESL Department Chair and Accreditation Faculty Co-Chair. She has participated in the Academic Senate and other participatory governance committees. She is heavily involved in anything ESL related at the college and district and is the lead faculty for AB 705. This semester, Bernadette is piloting an English Writing course for multilingual students as part of the acceleration project. She also serves on the International Education Committee and has an interest in international education and global citizenry.
Bernadette has a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, where she was born and raised, an M.A. (in English and TESOL) from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Bernadette lives in Sacramento with her husband. They have two sons and two Jack Russell terriers. She has a passion for travel, reading, and knitting.
Dr. Ryan Cartnal
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Ryan Cartnal has served as the Dean of Institutional Research, Library, Learning Resources & Instructional Technology at Cuesta College since October, 2017. Prior to this role, Dr. Cartnal served for 14 years as Cuesta’s Director of Institutional Research, and before that as a Research Analyst for the college. With 25 years of experience in community college research and assessment, he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Psychometrics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master ’s degree in Cross Cultural Education from California State University, Bakersfield and an A.B. in Philosophy from Occidental College. Dr. Cartnal’s research interests include placement accuracy, determinants of community college transfer to four-year institutions, student equity, and the application of advanced statistical models to relevant questions of student performance and completion. He is an active member of both the Research and Planning Group (RP Group), California Association of Institutional Research (CAIR), and has served on seven prior Accreditation Site visits. Outside of his current professional duties, Dr. Cartnal played professional Basketball in France after college and still manages to hobble around the basketball court as often as possible. Additionally, Dr. Cartnal enjoys surfing, snow skiing, music, movies, and any time I can share with my two adult children.
Dr. Dyrell Foster
Vice President, Student Services
Moreno Valley College
Dr. Dyrell Foster has been an administrator in the California Community College system for over 18 years. For the past four years, he has served as the Vice President of Student Services at Moreno Valley College. Prior to arriving at Moreno Valley College, Dr. Foster worked at Rio Hondo College, Mt. San Antonio College, Evergreen Valley College, and San Jose State University. In addition, Dr. Foster has served as a part-time lecturer in the College of Education at both, California State University, Long Beach and at Fullerton where he taught courses in professional development and organizational theory. Dr. Foster’s professional experience and interests include: student services, equity and access, student engagement, student leadership, student government, student conduct, compliance issues, mentoring relationships, K-12 partnerships, enrollment management, and success of male students of color.
Dr. Foster received his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California, his Master of Science in Counseling: Student Development in Higher Education from California State University, Long Beach, and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of California, Davis, where he served as co-captain of the UC Davis Aggies football team. Dr. Foster was born in South Korea, and grew up in Vacaville, CA. He and his wife, Tami, live in Anaheim Hills and have two children, Maylea (7) and Daylen (5).
Dr. Janet Fulks
Professor of Biology
Dr. Janet Fulks has an MS in Biological Sciences (Emphasis in Microbiology) and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership (Dissertation on Student Learning Outcomes). Janet has served as a Biology faculty (and occasional interim Dean of Student Success and Dean of Institutional Effectiveness) at Bakersfield College for over 25 years. She has served the ASCCC on statewide committees such as Basic Skills, CCCCO Scorecard, and the multiple measures, Guided Pathways, AB 705 workgroup and many other others. Collaboration with partners such as RP, IEPI, WestEd, ACCJC and other colleagues have taught her to think big and be open to other’s perspectives. Recently her work at Bakersfield College included pathway mapping and ADT transfer streamlining. Janet’s life is rich with college technical visits for Guided Pathways, grandchildren and the occasional triathlon or open water swimming event.
Dr. Kathryn Nette
Professor of Biology
Dr. Kathryn Nette is Professor of Biological Sciences at Cuyamaca College where she has worked for the past 21 years. She has also served as the Department Chair of Science & Engineering for the last 12 years and has served on nearly every shared governance Council and Committee, and also chaired or co-chaired two accreditation self-studies for the college. Currently she is also the Transformational Teaching Specialist for the department’s HSI-STEM grant, leading the Science & Engineering department’s transition to Guided Pathways, and the conversion of STEM courses from traditional lectures to active learning mode.
Prior to coming to Cuyamaca, Kathryn worked for over 15 years in the Biotechnology industry in San Diego, CA. During her work in that industry, she directed the research, development and manufacturing for multiple unique biological products including the first biological product cleared by the EPA for use as a bio-pesticide.
Dr. Nette holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She also held a post-doctoral fellowship in Immunology in the Department of Rheumatology at UCSD medical school.
Kathryn enjoys the best of all possible worlds, with a home in the mountains in Anza, CA where she lives on the weekends, and a classic sailboat where she hangs out during the week in San Diego. She loves to fly and sail, but the light of her life is her daughter Cristina and 6 month old granddaughter Ella who live in LA.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance
Los Rios Community College District
Mario Rodriguez is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance for the Los Rios Community College District. In this role, he oversees accounting services, fiscal services, and general services for the district. Previously, Rodriguez was vice chancellor of finance and facilities and the assistant vice chancellor of Finance for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Prior to that, he was a finance budget analyst with the Department of Finance and a project manager with the Office of the Governor. Rodriguez began his career in state government in as a budget analyst with the Department of General Services.
Mr. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Sacramento and is completing his Master’s in Education in Educational Business Administration from the American College of Education. He is the chair of his local school district’s bond oversight committee, he’s a member on the county’s treasury oversight committee, a member of the system workgroup for fiscal affairs, and on the board for the primary insurance joint powers authority for the system. In his free time, he enjoys attending his children’s sporting events, hiking with his kids, and watching movies with his wife.
Dr. Bobbi Villalobos
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Los Angeles Harbor College
Dr. Bobbi Villalobos has 26 years of California community college experience, beginning with seven years teaching English at Cerritos College. Her 19 years of administrative work includes Dean of Humanities at El Camino College, and Dean of Language Arts and Dean of Student Success at Long Beach City College. At LBCC, she led the faculty in the creation of four Student Success Centers and was a member of the team that launched the Long Beach College Promise. At Los Angeles Harbor College, Dr. Villalobos has served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer for the past four years. She has also served for more than 10 years as a Board member of Long Beach BLAST, a non-profit organization that pairs college and university students with at-risk youths in one-on-one after school mentoring activities. A graduate of Pasadena City College, Humboldt State, CSULB, and Pepperdine University, Dr. Villalobos lives in Long Beach with her husband, John, and rescue dog Chloe. She fills her non-work time honing her culinary skills, golfing, and spending time in the Palm Springs area.
Senior Dean, Learning Resources and Educational Technology
Santa Rosa Junior College
Alicia Virtue currently serves as a Senior Dean at Santa Rosa Junior College, with responsibility for academic library services, media services, and distance education. Alicia manages and allocates District-wide distribution of Instructional Equipment and Library Materials funds at SRJC and co-leads the Institutional Technology Group, which is responsible for the District’s technology strategic plan and management of bond spending on technology. Her classroom experience includes teaching library and information science courses at the University of the West Indies and teaching information literacy courses at SRJC, where she was granted tenure as a faculty librarian in 2013. At SRJC Alicia was part of the successful 2016 SRJC accreditation team, with responsibility for the development of Standards IIB and IVA. Alicia brings a varied background of professional service, having worked in the U.S. Foreign Service covering Northern Europe and the Caribbean as well holding positions in the publishing, defense, and energy sectors of private industry. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Council of Chief Librarians of the California Community Colleges and is part of a task force leading the statewide implementation of a new Library Services Platform that will bring improved access to academic research materials to 110 community college libraries. Alicia’s academic preparation includes a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is in the final months of completing an earned Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.