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!
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!
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.
Studet Activities Specialist at Ventura College
(805) 289-6155 | email@example.com
Maya Cardenas, M.S.
MT. San Jacinto College, Director, Student Life & Development
CCCSAA Member since August 2013 (3 years)
(951) 639-5566 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maya Cárdenas (she, her, hers) is the Director of Student Life & Development/Outreach at Mt. San Jacinto College, a multi-campus, single college in Riverside County. She earned a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Irvine and an M.S. in Counseling, emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education, from California State University, Long Beach. She also serves as the current Secretary for the California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA). She is passionate about the community college mission and believes in the transformational power of student leadership and advocacy through social justice work.
Dr. Winnie LaNier
Faculty Coordinator of Student Life and Leadership at Cosumnes River College
CCCSAA Member since August 2002 (16 years)
(916) 691-7669 | email@example.com
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. Nicky Damania
Director of Student Life at Bakersfield College
CCCSAA Member since August 2014 (2 years)
(661) 395-4051 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Juan Miguel Blanco
Northern Area Representative
Student Life Supervisor at American River College
CCCSAA Member since May 2015 (2 years)
(916) 484-8887 | email@example.com
He is excited to be on the 2016-2017 CCCSAA Board of Directors and to be able to provide resources to support our association. He has over seven years of experience working in private and public universities and community colleges. As an educator, he loves working with students and helping them throughout their educational and career endeavors. Staying connected with colleagues from across the state, sharing best practices, and gaining leadership skills and professional development are some of the reasons why he decided to be on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Edwin Romero
Southern Area Representative
Student Life Coordinator at Norco College
(951) 372-7125 | Edwin.romero@Norcocollege.edu
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.