The Academic Senate holds elections in the spring semester of every even number year to elect Department Chairs to serve 2-year terms. As per the COCFA Bargaining Agreement (Article 12 Section K3), Department Chairs must teach at least a majority of their regular teaching load in the designated department to be eligible for selection as a department chair. In the case of multiple candidates for the position in a department with two or more full-time unit members, the Academic Senate shall conduct an election in accordance with the election procedures approved by the Academic Senate. See the Senate's Procedures for Department Chairs Election.  Only unit members with a majority of their load in a department are eligible to vote for the Chair of that department. Excluded from the above requirements are Counseling Chair and Library/Media Technology (LMTECH) Chair who shall be elected by counseling unit members and LMTECH unit members, respectively. Department Chairs will serve a term of two years and may serve multiple terms. The term shall start on the first day following the last day of instruction of the spring semester. In the case departments want to split or merge, see the Senate's Department Merger and Splitting Procedures and the Department Name Recommendation Form and Proposal


Dean 2015 ​Departments and Chairs

​School of Applied Technologies

Ronald McFarland, Dean

*Advanced Manufacturing - Tim Baber, Chair

*Architecture and Interior Design - Dorothy Minarsch, Chair

*Engineering Technologies (Construction Technologies, Construction Management, Land Surveying, Water Systems Technology - Regina Blasberg, Chair


*Telecommunications & Electronic Systems (Computer Networking, Electronic Systems) - Lee Hillliard, Chair

*Automotive TechnologyGary Sornborger Chair

School of Business

Russell Waldon, Dean

​*Business - Nicole Faudree, Interim Chair

*Computer Applications & Web Technology (CAWT) - Melanie Lipman, Chair

*Culinary Arts/Wine Studies - Cindy Schwanke, Chair

*Economics - Guillermo Cruz, Chair

*Hotel & Restaurant Management - Kevin Anthony, Chair

*Paralegal Studies - Nicole Faudree, Chair

*Real Estate - VACANT

​School of Humanities

Andy McCutcheon, Interim Dean

​*American Sign Language - Debbie Sison, Chair

*Cinema - Gary Peterson, Chair

*English - Juan Buriel, Chair

*English as a Second Language - Heather MacLean, Chair

*Humanities - Adam Kaiserman, Responsible Faculty Coordinator

*Modern Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish) - Dr. Claudia Acosta, Chair

*Philosophy - Chris Blakey, Chair

School of Kinesiology/Physical Education/Athletics Kinesiology​

Len Mohney, Dean

​*Kinesiology/Physical Education - Howard Fisher, Chair

*Recreation Management - Rhonda Hyatt, Faculty Coordinator

Student Development​

Mike Joslin, Dean

​*Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) -

*Disabled Student Programs & Services - Jane Feuerhelm, Faculty Director

*Extended Opportunity Programs & Services - Dr. Pamela Brogdon-Wynne,  Faculty Director

*Health Center - Mary Manuel, Director

School of Mathematics, Sciences and Health Professions​

Omar Torres, Dean

​*Emergency Medical Technician/Health Sciences - Patti Haley, Chair

*Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Hencelyn Chu, Faculty Director and Chair

*Nursing - Tina Waller, Chair

*Biological Sciences - Dr. Miriam Golbert, Chair 

*Chemistry - Heidi McMahon, Chair

*Computer Science - Chris Ferguson, Chair

*Engineering and Physics - Dr. David Martinez, Chair

*Earth, Space & Environmental Sciences  - Mary Bates, Chair

*Mathematics - Saburo Matsumoto, Chair

*Administration of Justice - Patti Haley, Chair

*Fire Technology- Keith Kawamoto, Chair


​Social & Behavioral Sciences

Paul Wickline, Interim Dean

​*Anthropology - Lisa Malley, Chair

*Communication Studies - Victoria Leonard, Chair

*Education/Early Childhood - Renee Marshall, Chair

*History - Sherrill Pennington, Chair

*Political​ Science - David Andrus, Chair

*Psychology - Deanna Riviera, Chair

*SHARP - Kathryn Coleman, Faculty Coordinator

*Sociology - Anne Marenco, Chair

​Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning

James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean

​*Library - Peter Hepburn, Head Librarian

*Distance and Accelerated Learning - Brian Weston, Director

*The Learning Center (TLC)

​Visual & Performing Arts

Carmen Dominguez, Dean

​*Art - Michael McCaffrey, Chair

*Dance - Phylise Smith, Chair

*Graphic & Multimedia Design -Kevin Jenkins, Chair

*Media Entertainment Art -Jeff Baker, Chair

*Music - Dr. Bernardo Feldman, Chair

*Photography - Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, Chair

*Theatre - Susan Hinshaw, Chair


Enrollment Services/Counseling​/Student Services

Debbie Rio, Dean

*Counseling - Albert Loaiza, Chair

*General Studies

*International Services and Programs - Jia-Yi Levine, Director

*SSSP (Student Success and Support Programs formerly Matriculation) - Chelley Maple, Faculty

*Transfer Center - Danielle Butts, Faculty Director