Volume 44, Number 3 - March/April 2009
Academy designed to strengthen chapters
Seventeen emerging leaders from chapters around the state were honored by their peers for completing the yearlong Academy for Building Strong Locals during a luncheon at CCA’s Winter Conference.
Designed to train faculty to strengthen their local chapters and make them more responsive to their membership, the academy has offered an intensive curriculum to participants over a yearlong period during the CCA conferences, beginning in the spring.
Excellent training ground
“Not only have Academy graduates gone back to strengthen their own chapters, they have become chapters presidents and state leaders as well. The Community College Association has become a stronger voice because of them.”
The ceremony marked the third graduating class of the Academy, which was conceived three years ago by former CCA President Carolyn Inmon and chaired by CCA board member Phyllis Hall.
"The Academy has been an excellent training ground for new campus leaders."
This year’s graduates are: Elizabeth Arreaga, Renee Garcia, and Bill Billingsley, of South Orange County Community College District Faculty Association; Karen Bishop of Kern community College Chapter; Jason Bram of the Palo Verde Community College Association; Michael Butros of Victor Valley College; College; Linda Chan of Mt. San Antonio College Faculty Association; Karen Cranney of Mt. San Jacinto College Faculty Association; Judith Kreft and Andre Sims of Sierra College Faculty Association; Denee Pescarmona of College of the Canyons Faculty Association; Melissa Reeve of Solano College Faculty Association; Malinna Roen and Jose Villalobos of Coast Community College Association; Lisa Solomon of Imperial Valley College Faculty Association; Scott Sutherland of West Hills College Faculty Association; Malinni Roen, of Coast Community College Association; and Colin Young of Rio Hondo College Faculty Association.