The Community College Professional Leadership Certificate Program

Expert Faculty

Tiffany Berry
Tiffany Berry is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences. She is a Core Faculty member in Positive Developmental Psychology, regularly teaching and providing research supervision to masters and doctoral developmental students. She is also an active educational program evaluator at the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) at CGU. Tiffany’s research focuses primarily on evaluating educational programs, including K-12 educational curricula, early childhood education programs, after school programs, and comprehensive school reform initiatives. She will be teaching Assessment and Evaluation.
Pamela Deegan
Pamela Deegan is the recently retired Vice President of Instructional Services at Miracosta College. Prior to that she was a teacher and administrator at Irvine Valley College, Rancho Santiago College, Miramar College, and Mt. San Jacinto College. Pamela is the past president of the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers Association (CCCCIO), and recently has co-authored the CIO Manual: Overview and Responsibilities for CCCCIO. She also worked with Academic Senate leaders and Student Services colleagues to develop the California Community College System Basic Skills Initiative plan. Pamela will be teaching Instruction and Enrollment Management and co-teaching California Community Colleges:  Past, Present, Future.
Jackee Engles
Jackee Engles is the Director of Executive Management Programs for the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and has been an instructor at the University of California at Irvine, Extension for 19 years (9 of which have been online). Her background includes 16 years of consulting (specializing in change management, leadership development and executive coaching); 10 years as VP of Employee Communications for Wells Fargo, 5 years at BofA where she was one of the original designers of BofA University. Most recently, she’s become involved in the 10,000 Small Businesses program, a joint venture program between Goldman Sachs and Babson College that is delivered at community colleges. Jackee will be teaching Effective Communication and Change.
Vangie Meneses
Vangie Meneses has spent over 30 years in higher education and is currently a Senior Consultant at Maas Companies, Inc., doing educational strategic analysis and planning. She was the Chief Academic Officer at Fremont College and before that was the Vice President of Student Services & Economic Development at Coastline Community College. She started her academic administrative career as Dean of Counseling and Matriculation at Cuyamaca College. Vangie earned her EdD in Educational Leadership & Change with a Community College concentration. She was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship and has been involved in the Kellogg Community College Leadership Legacy Project. Vangie will be teaching Student Services and co-teaching California Community Colleges:  Past, Present, Future.
Jim Austin
Jim Austin served as a California community college CBO (Chief Business Official) for over twenty years in three different districts. Most recently, Mr Austin was the Vice President, Business and Administrative Services for the MiraCosta Community College District in Oceanside, California. Before joining MiraCosta College, Jim served for thirteen years as Vice Chancellor of Business Services for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District in El Cajon, California. While there, Jim went "on-loan" to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to serve as interim Vice Chacellor for Fiscal Policy and Facilities. During that time he was resposible for shaping the 2007 govenor's budget for community colleges, and for writing and shepherding Title Five regulations. Jim will be teaching Community College Finance and Facilities.

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