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, Administrative Services
Joe Morello, M.A.
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.
Acting Vice President, Student Services
Luis Escobar, Ed.D.
Luis Escobar earned an associate degree from Contra Costa College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University.
Vice President, Instruction
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
Dean, Planning, Research, Innovation and Effectiveness
Ingrid Vargas, M.A.
Ingrid Vargas is originally from New York City, where she completed her B.A. 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, 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.
Dean, Academic Support & Learning Technologies Division
Torria Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Torria Davis holds a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Urban Educational Leadership from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Arts in School Administration and a Master of Science in School Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University, and a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dean, Business, Education, and Professional Programs Division
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.
Acting Dean, Counseling, Advising and Matriculation
Ellen Murray, Ed.D.
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Theory, Anthropology, and Liberal Studies from New York University, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Urban Affairs - Urban Policy Specialization from City University of New York-Hunter College, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Equity from San Francisco State University
Dean, Enrollment Services
Will Minnich, Ed.M, M.B.A
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, Global Learning Programs and Services Division
Zaid Ghori, M.P.A
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.
Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division
Dino Nomicos, M.A.
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, Language Arts
Christopher Gibson M.A.
Christopher Gibson holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature from the University of Texas, El Paso. His master’s thesis focused on the role of literature and music as tools of resistance.
Acting Dean, Science, Math, Engineering, Technology Division
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, Social Science/Creative Arts Division
Danni Redding Lapuz, M.A.
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.
Interim Dean, Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
Lauren Ford, Ed.D.
Lauren Ford holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from Xavier University (Ohio) and a Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from University of Southern California. She recently earned her doctorate from San Francisco State University’s Educational Leadership program.
Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs
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.
Management Council Chair
Chris Gibson, M.A.
Chris holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English/American Literature from The University of Texas-El Paso. His master’s thesis focused on the role of literature and music as tools of resistance.
Management Council Co-Chair
Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Film Studies from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Business Management from the Drucker School of Management.
Academic Senate President
Lindsey Ayotte, M.A.
Lindsey Ayotte holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communcation Studies from San Francisco State University and a Master of Arts in Communcation Studies with an emphasis in Performance Studies from San Francisco State University.
Academic Senate Vice President
Cassidy Ryan-White, M.A.
Cassidy holds a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education from Buffalo State University and a Master of Arts in Educational/Instructional Technology from San Francisco State University.
Classified Senate President
Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saint Mary's College of California with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.
Classified Senate Vice President
As the Division Assistant for the Language Arts Division, Kennya ensures that things run smoothly for faculty, staff and students taking classes in the division as well as providing her leadership to the college in the role of Vice President of the Classified Senate.
Win Shwe Yee
Win Shwe Yee is a student at Skyline College, currently studying Economics and interested in pursuing a degree in Economics or International Business in the future.
ASSC Vice President
Sarah Ruiz is a student at Skyline College, currently studying Kinesiology and interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy in the future.