Los Medanos College - Accreditation

Accreditation Visiting Team


Dr. Helen Cox - Kaua'i Community College

Born and raised in Honolulu, Helen Cox has served higher education for over 35 years, first as a faculty member and then as an administrator at Salt Lake Community College prior to becoming Chancellor at Kaua'i Community College in 2008. She received a B.A. from Harvard and an M.A. and a PhD in American Studies from University of Utah. She was also founder and was Executive Director of Human Pursuits, a non-profit corporation funded in part through National Endowment for the Humanities grants to develop and implement reading and discussion programs for out-of-school adults in libraries, senior centers, prisons and other settings in the Rocky Mountain West. Cox has worked internationally in China, India, and Japan, and served as a Fulbright Scholar in both the Czech Republic and Russia. Cox's leadership at KCC focuses on the College's roles to support the community through education and training, to serve as an intellectual and cultural gathering place, and to provide leadership in moving the island towards a culturally, economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable future. She was a member of an accreditation team visit to Mesa College.


Dr. Marie-Elaine Burns - San Jose City College

Dr. Marie-Elaine Burns attended San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Communication Arts.  She earned her Master's degree in School Management and Administration and her Doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.  She has almost 35 years of experience in higher education.  Twenty-three of those years have been in administrative positions at California State University-Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles Harbor College, University of Southern California, California State University at Long Beach, Hartnell College in Salinas, Skyline College in San Bruno, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and currently at San Jose City College where she has been the Vice-President for Student Affairs for nine years.  Her background also includes several years in learning assistance and six years as a TRIO, Student Support Services Director. She is also a board member for the nationally known Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, California.



Robert Else - Santa Barbara City College

Mr. Robert Else is the Senior Director of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning at Santa Barbara City College, where he also serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer. With a deep background in Information Technology, his work focuses primarily on increasing communication, clarity, and understanding through technology and data. He recently led the team that created the college's new Educational Master Plan, and now leads a drive to create data visualizations that shed more light on the various pathways students take through college, and how this knowledge can be used to help students complete their educational goals.


Tim Flood - Grossmont College

Tim Flood has served as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Grossmont College since 2008. With over 20,000 students, Grossmont College, located in El Cajon, is one of the two community colleges in Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District offering more than 150 associate degree programs and career and certificate programs.  Tim has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in public administration.  Tim has worked in public education for over twenty-nine years, and in school business and facilities administration for the last sixteen years.  During his tenure, Tim has been responsible for the development, communication, implementation, and oversight of the grounds, maintenance, custodial operations, classroom maintenance, utilities, construction and special project personnel and budgets. As the chief business officer for the college, Tim has lead financial responsibility for the college budget as well as the bookstore, food service, printing, college cashier, buildings and grounds maintenance, and college facilities departments.  Tim has also served as the college liaison for districtwide implementation of the repair and renovation of aging buildings and construction of new facilities at Grossmont College funded by Proposition R, the District's $207 million facilities bond passed in 2002; and Proposition V, the District's $398 million facilities bond passed in 2012.


Dr. Carolyn Inouye - Oxnard College

Dr. Carolyn Inouye is the Dean of Math, Science, Health, Physical Education, and Athletics at Oxnard College. Oxnard College is one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District. She has worked in the district for a number of years, previously serving as the Director of Institutional Research for the three colleges. Dr. Inouye has over 30 years of experience in higher education focusing on research and evaluation, student services, and instruction. Prior to joining the community colleges, she held various positions in student services and in research at UCLA and has experience as a program evaluation consultant at the state level. She received her B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Education, and Ph.D. in Education (with specializations in Higher Education and Evaluation) from UCLA. She currently serves as a governing board member for The Salvation Army College for Officer Training at Crestmont.


Dr. Susan B Inouye - Kapi'olani Community College

My primary duties at Kapi'olani Community College include professor of Linguistics and Writing. I have been at Kap CC since 1991. I have a BA in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire and an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UCLA. For the past six years, I have been involved with the Faculty Professional Development Leadership Team, which entails developing and delivering professional development programs. My specific roles have included teaching facilitation skills, mentoring junior faculty and leading a High Impact Practices group and an electronic portfolio group. I have been on various versions of the SLO Assessment committee since about 2007. I am currently serving my second stint on Faculty Senate. This first time around I was Vice Chair. This time around I am on the Executive Committee as an At Large member and am involved in the revision of our constitution. I have participated in the Self Study process as Chair of Standard IV -Leadership & Governance – Kapi'olani CC 2006 Self-Study and as a Contributing Researcher/Writer, Standard IV– Leadership & Governance - Kapi'olani CC 2012 Self Study.


Dr. Erika Lacro - Honolulu Community College

Erika Lacro became Chancellor of Honolulu Community College in July 2012.  She previously served as Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the College since 2007. Prior to Honolulu CC she held various positions within the University of Hawaii as the Assistant Dean of Student Services; Director of Student Services; and Internship and Career Development Coordinator with the School of Travel Industry Management at the Manoa campus.  Over her 12 years with the University she has led numerous system-level initiatives that include grants to support the UH System's electronic advising platform, now recognized as one of the top performing in the nation.  She also serves as the Principal Investigator on a $25 million system-wide workforce development grant.   Prior to her time with the University, Erika has worked in the private industry sector on Oahu and Hilo.  She holds Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Travel Industry Management, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences.


Jenny Langrell - Saddleback College

Jenny Langrell earned her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University. She earned her Master's in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and is currently the library department chair at Saddleback College. Ms. Langrell has worked in higher education for over 20 years, and has been very involved in online education and technology since the late 1990's. During her career, she has worked at several community colleges, including Cypress College, Fullerton College, Golden West College and Saddleback College. In addition to her community college experience, she was a law librarian at a law school. During her tenure, she has served in several different roles: Academic Calendar Chair, Academic Senate Exec, Accreditation Steering Committee, Distance Education Committee Chair, and Faculty Association negotiating team.


Dr. Irene M. Malmgren - Mt. San Antonio Community College

Dr. Malmgren, Vice President of Instruction, oversees all instructional programs and services, including seven academic divisions and a workforce of 2,100 full and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff and is the college's accreditation liaison officer. A resident of Orange, Irene was vice president of academic affairs at Citrus for eight years, serving as the college's accreditation liaison officer, a Citrus College Foundation Board member, and a member of Citrus' collective bargaining team. Prior to Citrus College, she was the dean of counseling at Santa Ana College for six years. She also taught psychology full time at Santa Ana for another six years before that, serving as the psychology department chairperson, as the president of the campus' academic senate, and as a counselor for the Higher Ground Program, which targets disadvantaged students from local high schools. Outside of education, she was a marriage and family counselor for the Cervantes Institute in Orange and the Turning Point Counseling Center in La Puente, a training and career development consultant for The Broadway in Los Angeles, and a land use analyst with the City of Garden Grove's planning department. Irene holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in experimental psychology from Cal State Fullerton, a master's in counseling psychology from Chapman University, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.


Camilla "Cammie" Matsumoto - Kaua`i Community College

Camilla "Cammie" Matsumoto  is Director for Community Relations & Special Projects in the Office of the Chancellor for Kaua`i Community College.  She began her career with University of Hawai`i Community Colleges (UHCC) seven-campus system in 1987, as system Professional Development Coordinator.  In 2004, she transferred to Kaua`i  CC and served as the College's Professional Development Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and Service Learning Coordinator.  She assisted the former UHCC Chancellor on an accreditation visit to Santa Monica College.  For Kaua`i CC self studies, she served on Standards IV and III. She has undergraduate degrees in English and Fine Arts, and a Masters in Education in Educational Foundations.


Virginia May - Sacramento City College

Ms. May is a professor of mathematics and statistics at Sacramento City College (SCC), one of four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) where she has taught for more than 20 years. After earning both a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree in pure mathematics from California State University Sacramento, Ms. May continued her graduate work in mathematics at the University of California Davis advancing to candidacy for a doctorate of philosophy in mathematics. Shortly thereafter, she began her tenure at SCC. She has served various leadership positions such as the SCC Curriculum Committee Faculty Co-Chair and the LRCCD Curriculum Coordinating Committee Chair. Currently, she is the Academic Senate President and the Accreditation Faculty Tri-Chair at SCC. Ms. May is also quite active in the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges serving on numerous committees, presenting at institutes and plenary sessions, and participating as a member of the Foundation Board. In addition, Ms. May has served on five accreditation teams/visits and is a Commissioner of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.


Dr. Randy Peebles - South Orange County Community College District

Dr. Randy Peebles came to CA community colleges from the aerospace industry and taught for six years at Santa Ana College, developing their first automation and CNC manufacturing program in the late 1970's. Peebles then was the Technology Division Dean at Cerritos College for 23 years working to enhance and improve program offerings often with major grants and business and industry partnerships. During that period he also served terms as the interim dean of community education and the business division. In 2008 he began at the South Orange County Community College District and is now the Associate Vice Chancellor of Economic Development. Working at the district services level on the chancellor's the executive team, he is engaged in the development of a new 62 acre third campus site for the district, the Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP) in Tustin, Orange County. He has served on four other accreditation team visitations.


Dr. Anthony Zambelli - Cuyamaca College

Anthony Zambelli, J.D. has been an instructor in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College since 1979. He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College President's Award, the Award for Teaching Excellence and the Rainbow Award for service to the college community. He also received the Alfred Lord Whitehead Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Redlands. Dr. Zambelli received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1972, and in Economics in 1974 at California State University, Stanislaus. He received his Master of Arts degree in Economics from Fresno State University in 1976 and a Juris Doctorate from National University in 1990. He has received a number of academic honors including the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Scholarship and the West Publishing Award of Outstanding Legal Scholastic Achievement. He was a California State Scholar, a Congressional Intern, and attended the Institute for Comparative Economic and Political Systems at Georgetown University and the Institute on Entrepreneurial Education at Pepperdine University.