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



  • Richard Staley, Managing Director
  • Doug Hoffman, Senior Director

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

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