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Department Chairs Council

The Department Chairs Council meets twice monthly to give chairs and coordinators the opportunity to discuss the issues that involve them.

The DCC seeks input and participation from all members of the campus community who wish to work with the chairs and coordinators in the spirit of open dialog, mutual cooperation, and shared governance.

As a collective body, the DCC is an essential faculty voice and presence in the college’s commitment to shared governance and shared leadership.

Agendas and Minutes

Department Chairs

Technology & Innovation Division

Last Updated 9/1/2021

Department Chairperson Coordinator
Aeronautics, Railroad Operations, Advanced Transportation Technology Kevin Goehring
Cosmetology Peter Wong
Design & Digital Media Patrick Crandley
Electronics Technology TBA
Mechanical-Electrical Technology Richard Gentry
Photography Paul Estabrook
Technology Computer Lab Chris Seddon

Behavioral and Social Sciences Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson Coordinator
Administration of Justice Kelly Gould
Anthropology and Geography Ilana Johnson (Co-Chair)
Craig Davis (Co-Chair)
Early Childhood Education, Family & Consumer Science, Gerontology Nadine Kirkpatrick (Co-Chair)
Amy Strimling (Co-Chair)
Ethnic Studies Keith Heningburg
History, Political Science & Women and Gender Studies
(Includes Ethnic Studies / Global Studies / Women and Gender)
Dominic Cerri
Psychology Kathleen Carbary (Co-Chair)
Adrian Chevraux-Fitzhugh (Co-Chair)
International Studies Program Riad Bahhur

Business and Computer Information Science Division

Last Updated 1/13/2021

Department Chairperson
Accounting, Business, Business Technology, Economics, Management, Marketing, Real Estate Suzanne De Mey
Computer Information Science Sheley Little

Counseling Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson
Human Career Development Jamil Malik
Student Services Nichelle Williams

Humanities and Fine Arts Division

Last Updated 5/19/2022

Department Chairperson
Art Gioia Fonda
Art History Valerie Rohret
Communication Studies, Humanities Kim Church
Foreign Languages Mari Carmen Garcia
Music Kathleen Poe
Philosophy Timothy Quandt (Co-Chair)
Andre Jensen (Co-Chair)
Deaf Studies and ASL Kevin Clark
Theatre Arts & Film Luther Hanson

Kinesiology, Health and Athletics Division

Last Updated 8/3/2020

Department Chairperson
Kinesiology, Health, Physical Education Connie Zuercher

Language and Literature Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson
English (ENGWR, ENGLT, ENGCW, ENGED, ENGLB) Carrie Marks
Journalism Jan Haag

Learning Resources Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson
Learning, Tutoring & Academic Technology Kandace Knudson (Co-Chair)
Elizabeth Stevenson (Co-Chair)
Library, Library and Information Technology Karen Tercho

Mathematics, Statistics and Engineering Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson
Engineering Eric J. Wyles
Mathematics, Statistics Renee Medina

Science and Allied Health Division

Last Updated 4/27/2022

Department Chairperson Coordinator
Astronomy, Geology, Physics Doug Copely
Biology Andrea Greenwell (Co-Chair)
Palwasha Arya (Co-Chair)
Chemistry Binh Dao
Health Occupations Sue Hussey
Dental Assisting Tammie Lane
Dental Hygiene Melissa Fellman
Nursing Glennda Wagner
Physical Therapist Assistant Dave Doron
Occupational Therapist Assistant Ada Boone Hoerl


Council Chair: Craig Davis, Professor of Geography
Phone: (916) 558-2578
Office Location: Rodda Hall North, RHN 231