President

Melissa Moreno

Melissa Moreno, J.D.

Melissa Moreno is a licensed attorney and holds a Juris Doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara.

 

Vice President, Administrative Services

Joseph Morello

Joe Morello, MA

Joe Morello holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Vice President, Student Services

Newin Orante

Newin Orante, Ed.D.

Newin Orante holds a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on Organizational Change from California State University, East Bay.

 

Vice President, Instruction

Vinicio Lopez

Vinicio Lopez, Ed.D

Vinicio Lopez attended the San Diego Community College District before transferring to the University of California, San Diego. He later completed a Master of Arts, Education Degree and Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University.

 

Executive Director, The Equity Institute

O'KenZoe Selassie-Okpe

O'KenZoe Selassie-Okpe, Ph.D.

Oyame KenZoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe (O'KenZoe) holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Communication and Culture from Howard University, a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Master of Public Administration from Walden University, and a B.A. from the University of Mount Union.

 

Dean, Planning, Research, Innovation and Effectiveness

Ingrid Vargas

Ingrid Vargas, MA

Ingrid Vargas is originally from New York City, where she completed her BA in Political Science at Queens College. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

 

Director, Community Relations and Marketing

Cherie Colin

Cherie Colin, M.S.

Cherie Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Columbia College Chicago and a Master of Science in Marketing Communications from Franklin University.

 

Facilities Operations Manager

John Doctor

John Doctor

John Doctor is an alumnus of Skyline College and served with distinction in the US Navy.

 

Dean, Counseling, Advising and Matriculation

luis escobar

Luis Escobar, Ed.D.

Dr. Escobar received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, his Masters of Science in Counseling, and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University. 

 

Dean, Language Arts

Christopher Gibson

Christopher Gibson MA, BA

Christopher Gibson holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature from the University of Texas, El Paso.

 

Acting Dean, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology Division

Jing Folsom

Jing Folsom, Ph.D.

Dr. Folsom holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Cellular Development Biology from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Botany and B.S. in Biochemistry from Zhejiang University, China.

 

Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson, Psy.D

Cheryl Johnson received her Psy.D. from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Troy State University in Dothan, AL.

 

Dean, Business, Education, and Professional Programs Division

Michael Kane

Michael Kane

Michael holds his B.A. in Secondary Education and B.S. in Biology at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and completed his M.S. in Applied Ecology at Eastern Kentucky University.

 

Dean, Academic Support & Learning Technologies Division

Rolin Moe

Rolin Moe, Ed.D.

Rolin Moe holds an Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, a M.A. in Radio-TV-Film from University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in English from Centenary College of Louisiana.

 

Dean, Enrollment Services

Will Minnich

Will Minnich, Ed.M, MBA

Will Minnich holds a Master's Degree in Higher Education and Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

 

Interim Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division

Dino Nomicos

Dino Nomicos, MA

Dino holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Dean, Social Science/Creative Arts Division

Danni Lapuz

Danni Redding Lapuz, MA

Danni Redding Lapuz holds an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, specializing in Indonesian Gamelan and Southeast Asian Studies, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of California, Irvine. Danni began her higher education studies at Orange Coast Community College.

 

Dean, Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development

Russell Waldon

Russell Waldon, JD, MBA

Russell Waldon holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.

 

Interim Dean, Global Learning Programs and Services Division

Zaid Ghori

Zaid Ghori, MPA

Zaid Ghori holds a M.P.A. from California Baptist University and a B.S. in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Zaid is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana State University.

 

Public Safety Captain

Jim Vangele

Jim Vangele, MS

Jim Vangele holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration with emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of San Francisco, and is a San Mateo County Community College District alumni, having earned an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from the College of San Mateo. He is also a graduate of The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, as well as other California Commission on POST leadership courses, and FEMA Incident Command System courses.