Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D., joined Allan Hancock College as Superintendent/ President in July of 2013. His career has crossed the educational spectrum, first as a high school teacher after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin then as an executive in campus state system positions in Utah and West Virginia. A product of Eastfield College in Texas, Dr. Walthers believes Allan Hancock College is central to changing the odds for families in our community.
Dr. Bernadette Anayah, has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, a Master’s in English (TESOL) from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership and Human Resource Management from Colorado State University. She teaches English as a Second Language at Folsom Lake College, is an Academic Senator, and Faculty Chair of Accreditation. Her professional interests include international education and global citizenry.
Brent Calvin is the Vice President of Student Services at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. He has been with the District since 2002. In this time he has also served as the Athletic Director, Academic Dean, Vice President of Administrative Services, and Interim Superintendent/President. Prior to joining the District, he owned an engineering firm in southern California which he sold to the URS Corp (NYSE: URS) in 1998. He received his B.S. in business administration from Cal State Fullerton in 1990. He holds an MBA from Cal State Dominguez Hills and a Master’s Degree in Education from Northcentral (AZ) University.
Ryan Cornner received his M.S.W from USC in 2006 and his Ed.D in 2010. Dr. Cornner currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness for the Los Angeles Community College District. The District is comprised of nine community colleges serving nearly 250,000 students a year. In his position, Dr. Cornner oversees the District functions related to curriculum development, academic and student support services, research, planning and accreditation. Over the past decade, he has served as Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at East Los Angeles College, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning and Innovation at Pasadena City College and as a part-time faculty with Los Angeles Pierce College, East Los Angeles College, and the USC Master of Higher Education Counseling Program.
Celia Huston has been a full-time faculty member at San Bernardino Valley College since 1998. She holds a Master's in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Education. During her time at SBVC, she has served students at an active library reference desk and taught courses in the Library Technology degree and certificate program. She is currently faculty chair of Library Technology and Academic Advancement. Over the years, she has served the campus and the district by actively participating on collegial consultation committees, including Academic Senate, District Assembly, and five years as the Faculty Co-Chair of Program Review. She currently serves as Faculty Co-Chair of Accreditation and SLO Committee, and the Academic Senate President.
Dr. Mia Terrez Kelly has worked in the Peralta Community College district since 2004 as a faculty member in the Allied Health Department teaching Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing/Content Specialist Gerontology, Nutrition for Health Professionals, and Pharmacology. Dr. Kelly has served on the Academic Senate, Director of the Pre-Nursing Summer Boot Camp Program, Co-Chair of the Accreditation Follow-Up Report, and is currently the Tenure Review Facilitator for new hires. Additionally, Dr. Kelly has participated in continuous quality improvement, rigorous cycles of interdepartmental self-evaluations and accreditation as mandated by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Dr. Kelly has earned a Masters of Science from California State Dominguez Hills and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Social Justice from St. Mary’s College. Her research focus on Remediation Strategies to Improve the Success and Retention of Nursing Students supports data driven, evidence-based remediation strategies to guide student success and promote retention. Dr. Kelly is a Registered Public Health Nurse with clinical expertise that spans over 20 years in the Intensive and Cardiac Care Units. Her most recent community work focuses on program development to bridge health care disparities for vulnerable populations while optimizing the health needs of underserved women, foster youth, and adolescent girls.
Dr. Nancy Jones currently serves as the Dean of Instruction for Business and CTE at Coastline Community College. While at Coastline, Dr. Jones was a full time faculty member in Networking/Cybersecurity for 17 years and served as the Academic Senate President for 6 years before moving in administration almost five years ago. She currently is or has been the lead for multiple federal and state grants focusing primarily in cybersecurity including the National Security Administration (NSA) CAE Regional Resource Center Grant, the California Chancellor’s Office Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Grant, National Science Foundation Co-PI for CyberWatch West, and a variety of other CTE grants. Coastline currently holds the CAE2Y designation from NSA and Homeland Security and serves a wide section of students both through their state-funded programs and military programs using various forms of Distance Learning modalities as well as onsite instruction.
Vice President for Administrative Services for the Redwoods Community College District. Previously, University Budget Director at Humboldt State University in Arcata and then Budget and Business Services Director at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, OR. Also, Auditor and senior budget Analyst for the Oregon University System Chancellor’s Office. BS degree in Finance from La. Tech University and additional coursework in public administration and information systems auditing.
Diana Z. Rodriguez is the 14th president of San Bernardino Valley College. She is a native of Southern California and has over 25 years of higher education experience, with 9 years in senior leadership positions. As president, she oversees a college campus of 14,000 students and 400 staff. Having served as Vice President of Student Services and Vice of President of Academic Services throughout her professional journey, Diana contributes a vast range of administrative expertise to the San Bernardino Community College District. She has spent much of her career as a tenured faculty member and counselor, which gives her first-hand insight into the challenges faced by students, faculty and classified professionals in California’s diverse higher education landscape. Diana is a passionate advocate for under-served student populations, which has given her much success in increasing support programs for students of all backgrounds. She has personally led major grant funding initiatives and the implementation of campus-wide student diversity initiatives, which has generated much positive attention for the colleges and districts she has been a part of. Diana dedicates herself to improving access to educational resources for all students, regardless of their economic or cultural background. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Palo Verde College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Education from CSU, San Bernardino.
Carmen Camacho has served as the administrative assistant to the superintendent/president and the board of trustees at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria for the last six years. Prior to working at Hancock College, she was the administrative assistant in business services at Orcutt Union School District and Lucia Mar Unified School District. Before moving to the Central Coast, she was the office manager of Parmelee Elementary School, a four-track year-round elementary school with 1600 students. She had also been selected to help organize the newly built Montara Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Over 15 years of extensive leadership experience in the community colleges with a wide array of expertise including the most current appointment as the Interim Vice President of Instruction and previously as the Dean of Mathematics, Business and Computer Technology at San Bernardino Valley College. Within NOCCCD, prior experience included Interim Manager, Career Technical Education at the School of Continuing Education. Administrative experiences include successful implementation of program review processes, extensive curriculum development for online / hybrid courses and development of institutional partnerships. Additional responsibilities included planning, organizing and directing the areas of curriculum development for incorporation of online pedagogy for faculty, Student Learning Outcomes in both online and traditional courses, experiential site(s) and contract consultations of vocational programs, budgeting, grant management and purchasing instructional materials. Participation in team based committees (Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, President’s Leadership Cabinet, Basic Skill Initiative Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee Co-Chair, Technology Committee, Perkins Advisory Committee, Banner Steering, Student Team, and Vocational Advisories) to serve student needs as both a faculty and administrative staff member. Possess advanced knowledge of educational technology management including information security, user training (i.e., staff development) and support documentation expertise. Over 8 years of exclusive experience as Career Technology Education Faculty and 6 years as the District Information Systems Data Quality Analyst.