2017 CCCSAA Board of Directors
The following list of contacts are volunteer board members and staff for the California Community College Student Affairs Association and they are here to help you. Feel free to contact us, any time!
Student Leadership Coordinator at Golden West College
(714) 895-8261| firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary is a student affairs professional who has dedicated her career to developing programs and services that promote and support student success, equity, sustainability, and the needs of the community. She currently serves as the Student Leadership Coordinator at Golden West College. She credits the California Community College system for the opportunity to transfer to CSULB where she earned a B.S. degree in Vocational Education and Master's degree in Public Administration. As CCCSAA President-elect, she is committed to working with student affairs professionals across the state of California to strengthen student leadership and advocacy programs and services.
Michiko "Misha" Maggi
Studnet Life and Leadership Manager at Canada College
CCCSAA Member since October 2012 (4 Years)
(650) 306-3373 | email@example.com
Misha is an ecstatic educator with an unmatchable energy and wants to get you involved with CCCSAA. She feels incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to serve California Community College Student Affairs professionals and students on the Board of Directors for the past five years. Giving back to the community she was raised in, Misha directs the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development at Cañada College as well as volunteers as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the 501C3 Cherry Blossom Program of Japantown. With a passion for learning others’ narratives and combining education and the arts--she wants to get connected with you to ensure all students and professionals are able to succeed!
Dr. Sean C. Pepin
Director of Student Development at West Valley College
(408) 741-2185 | Sean.Pepin@westvalley.edu
CCCSAA Member since March 2015 (2 Years)
In 2015, Sean completed his PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to doctoral work, Sean has worked at campuses in Washington, Michigan, and Florida, all in areas of student engagement and student development. Sean’s professional and scholarly interests include: issues of social justice, student activism, and democratic education.
Dr. Winnie LaNier
Director of Finance
Faculty Coordinator of Student Life and Leadership at Cosumnes River College
CCCSAA Member since August 2002 (16 years)
(916) 691-7669 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Winnie LaNier is the Faculty Coordinator of Campus Life at Cosumnes River College since July 2002. She is the first in her family to graduate from college and to earn a doctoral degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership from The University of LaVerne. Winnie’s passion to nurture the human spirit stimulates her activism as a cultural proficiency and leadership development specialist who uses interactive approaches to help people increase self-awareness and move from animosity to curiosity about differences. Prior to her current position Winnie has over a decade of experience in higher education and community based organizations. Dr. LaNier volunteers as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for a community school non-profit organization and CCCSAA.
Dr. Edwin Romero
Director of Public Relations
Faculty Coordinator of Student Activities
at Norco College
CCCSAA Member since 2009
Edwin Romero was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He attended Citrus College, then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona, where he earned a BA in Behavioral Sciences. He began his career in higher education at Cal Poly Pomona in 2001, where he served as an Academic Advisor for EOP students and undeclared major students, as well as serving in the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers. He served for 7 years as Student Activities Coordinator at Mt. San Antonio College before assuming his current role, and he serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. Edwin earned a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs, as well as a Ph.D. in Higher Education, both at Azusa Pacific University. Edwin enjoys playing the drums and guitar, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Nicky Damania
Director of Legislative Affairs
Director of Student Life at Bakersfield College
CCCSAA Member since August 2014 (2 years)
(661) 395-4051 | email@example.com
Nicky Damania began his career at Bakersfield College in August 2014. He hails from the rocky mountain state, Colorado. He attended Colorado College where he doubled majored in biology (emphasis in pre-med and electron microscopy) and drama (emphasis in technical theatre and directing). He earned his Master's Degree in Career and Technology Education, Training and Development of College Students, at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His focus areas are on developing student leadership and creating effective and efficient student organizations. Other than long hikes in the mountains, he enjoys college life and everything that life has to offer him.
Northern Area Director
Director of Student Development & Activities at Evergreen Valley College
CCCSAA Member since March 2017 (3 Months)
(408) 223-6768 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Bio: Raniyah was raised in the Bay Area and spent the past 8 years in the Midwest before returning to San Jose for her role as Director of Student Development & Activities at Evergreen Valley College. A proud Boilermaker alumna, Raniyah obtained her B.A in Sociology/ Law and Society from Purdue University and her M.A. in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education Administration from Lewis University. She is currently working towards her Ed.D in Community College Leadership at Morgan State University, where her research is focused on student activism, social justice, and student engagement as they relate to community college access and student success. In her spare time Raniyah can be found traveling abroad, volunteering with the Bay Area Urban League Young Professional affiliate group, and studying the works of scholars within the African Diaspora.
Southern Area Director
Student Activities Coordinator at Southwestern College
CCCSAA Member since August 2015 (2 years)
(619) 216-5432 | email@example.com
Richard is originally from Rialto, California, but has spent half of his life as a San Diegan. He attended San Diego State University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication and a Master's in Counseling in 2005 and 2011 respectively. He went on to work for SDSU as a Student Life Advisor for 3 years before transitioning to Southwestern College in 2015. Richard is a staunch advocate for student success at all levels and is always excited to see the light in student's eyes as they have their "ah-ha" moments. When he is not helping students grow and develop, he enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with his awesome, beautiful wife, Kendall and his ferocious, energetic, 10-pound Malte-Poo, Megatron.