Student Success Task Force


The Student Success Task Force will develop an integrated student success plan that includes goals, metrics, accountability and self-assessment. The plan will adopt a student-focused strategy and consider a pipeline continuum from K-12 through recruitment, enrollment, academic progress, career services and placement. This task force will examine best practices from other institutions and think expansively about administrative structure, accountability and resources.

Task Force Members

Rhonda M. Gonzales
Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, VPAA
Evangeline Aguilera
Faculty Senate Representative
Assistant Professor, COEHD
Sharon Navarro
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Geography, COLFA
Edwin Barea-Rodriguez 
Associate Dean, COS
Benjamin Perry
Assistant VP for Facilities Planning & Development, VPBA
Lisa Blazer
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, VPSA
Antonio Petrov
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, CACP
Monica Bowden
Staff Council Representative
Senior Program Coordinator, COE
Kevin Price
Senior Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, VPSA
Óscar Chávez
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, COS
Katherine Rico
Student Government Association Representative
Brian Cordeau 
Director, Institutional Research, VPAA
Francine Romero
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, COPP
Margo DelliCarpini
Dean, College of Education and Human Development
Patricia Sánchez
Department Chairs Council Representative
Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, COEHD
Kevin Grant
Associate Dean, COB
Can (John) Saygin
Faculty Advisor to President for Strategic Initiatives
Associate Vice President for Sponsored Project Administration, VPR
Elvira Jacquez
President’s Staff Representative
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President
Lorrenza Vandiver 
Assistant Director, Professional Development & Diversity, Career Services, VPSA
Joseph Kulhanek
Assistant Vice President, Institute for P-20 Initiatives, VPCS
Tammy Wyatt
Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, VPAA
Rebecca Luther
Director of Communications, VPAA
René Zenteno
Vice Provost for International Initiatives, VPAA
Raquel Marquez 
Associate Dean, COLFA
Mauli Agrawal
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Harry Millwater
Associate Dean, COE
Kathy Funk-Baxter
Vice President for Business Affairs
Sam Gonzales 
Vice President for Student Affairs



  • Richard Staley, Managing Director
  • Megan Wallace & Ashlie Prioleau

Meeting Minutes, Documents and Presentations


  • Launch Task Force
    mid-October 2017

  • Work with consultant on campus visit
    early-November 2017

  • Integrate with other two task forces
    December 2017

  • Draft report
    January 2018

  • Final report with implementation projects
    March 2018

  • Town Halls
    Monday, March 19 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Denman Room, UC 2.01.28 | Main Campus
    Thursday, March 22 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Location: TBD | Downtown Campus

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