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SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT ​FINALISTs

Dr. Tina Vasconcellos

(Public forum was on 11/12/19)

Dr. Tina Vasconcellos is a passionate educator who believes in the transformative impact community colleges.  
She is a leader who is deeply committed to equity and social justice.  She is a first generation college graduate who like many community college students initially lacked the cultural capital to successfully navigate the academy. 

Dr. Vasconcellos earned a Ph.D. focused on community college leadership from a national perspective from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and holistic counseling from John F. Kennedy University.  Her degrees and more than 20 years as a community college educator in multi-college districts serve as her foundation.  She has a reputation for being inclusive, transparent, coalition building and cultivating academic excellence. 

Dr. Vasconcellos is an experienced leader who serves as the Vice President of Student Services and Accreditation Liaison Officer.  She has infused the Student Services Division with cultural humility and inclusiveness in support of student success.  She is adept at leading college and district wide initiatives and has led two Educational Master Planning processes and the PCCD Mission statement review process.  She is honored to have served in both instruction and student services throughout her tenure as a community college educator, providing her a holistic lens of the college and most importantly the student experience.  Dr. Vasconcellos served as Dean of Academic and Student affairs where her portfolios included career education, liberal arts and student services departments.
As tenured faculty, she taught and counseled students and developed two career education-transfer programs designed to support student self-sufficiency as well as education and career goal achievement. 
 

Rowena M. Tomaneng, Ed.D.

(Public forum was on 11/12/19)

A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng has been an educator in the California Community Colleges for almost 25 years. Since 2016, she has served as President of Berkeley City College. 

Dr. Tomaneng’s leadership centers on student equity, resulting at BCC in the collaborative prioritization of programs that support historically underrepresented students.  She fosters a collaborative approach in enrollment management and major state initiatives.

Dr. Tomaneng’s accomplishments include partnering on the development of the Berkeley College Promise and the expansion of the college’s Undocumented Community Resource Center.  She also volunteered support for the district’s general obligation bond and parcel tax renewal.  She is a member of numerous local, regional and national community organizations.
 
Previously, Dr. Tomaneng served at De Anza College as Associate Vice President of Instruction; Dean of Language Arts; Director of the then-Institute of Community and Civic Engagement; and tenured faculty member.
 
Dr. Tomaneng earned an Ed.D. in International/Multicultural Education with a concentration in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco, where she currently serves as a lecturer.  She holds an M.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in English from UC Irvine, as a transfer student from Cypress College. 

Dr. Katrina VanderWoude 

(Public forum was on 11/13/19)

Dr. Katrina VanderWoude brings over 20 years of progressively qualifying leadership experience (instructional and student services) serving community colleges and four-year institutions. Formal education and experiences have provided a strong foundation, knowledge, and understanding of the comprehensive community college and its role in transforming lives through access to educational preparation, career training, and essential life skills, as well as its role in the community with respect to economic and workforce development and community engagement. 

Dr. VanderWoude possesses expertise in the operational areas crucial to community college leaders: accreditation, enrollment management, an understanding of state and federal laws related to students and employees, facilities planning, accessible programs and services for all students, and the ability to execute multiple initiatives in a culturally diverse environment.  She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, with emphasis in Higher Education, Organizational Systems and Development, and Student Affairs.

Dr. VanderWoude has served as President of Contra Costa College in the East San Francisco Bay area and as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Grossmont College an Achieving the Dream school. Dr. VanderWoude is committed to equity-minded student success and brings that lens to all practices and programs as well as a collaborative work style.


Dr. Peter Maphumulo

(Public forum was on 11/13/19)

Dr. Peter Maphumulo is in his seventh year as Executive Vice President for Instruction at Victor Valley College in Victorville.  He led innovative partnerships between Victor Valley College, K-12, and private enterprise to strengthen the economy by creating educational pathways that prepare the region’s students for successful careers.  To further improve equitable academic achievements, he established the Student Success and Equity Division.  From 2009-2013, he was Provost and President for the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.  Under his leadership, Alexandria Campus had the highest Jack Kent Cooke scholarship recipients in the nation.   He led the refinement of one of the most successful educational partnerships in the country, YEAR UP Program.  This is a program that provides a path to careers for low-income youth from urban areas across the United Sates.   At Portland Community College, he was a founding member of the Gateway to College Program.  This program is now in 44 states and it has been adopted by 23 colleges and universities.  
Dr. Maphumulo has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University, a Master of Arts in Curriculum from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Whitworth College.

Roland Montemayor

(Public forum was on 11/14/19)

Roland Montemeyor is the Acting President at San Jose City College.  He previously served as Vice President of Student Affairs, Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Counseling and Matriculation at SJCC. 
Prior to joining San Jose City College, Roland worked at City College of San Francisco, Alliant International University, and Hartnell College Roland’s administrative roles included , Dean of Financial Aid and Student Success, Associate Dean of Financial Aid, Director of Corporate Foundation Relations and Director of Outreach and Student Recruitment.  With more than 25 years of experience, he is a passionate higher education leader.  His involvement in the community college system began as a student; then, he served as a classified professional, a full-time faculty member, and more recently as an administrator.  Roland earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education and Student Personnel from San Jose State.  Providing equity, social justice and opportunity is a role he greatly values.  In his spare time, Roland enjoys long distance running, cooking and Spanish opera.

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