Small or Rural College Caucus

Small or Rural College Caucus Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this caucus is to discuss and promote awareness of the academic and professional matters unique to the faculty and students of small or rural colleges within the California Community College system. There are many issues and challenges that these colleges face which are different from the larger or more urban colleges, such as economy of size, smaller part-time pools due to large travel distances, and serving rural community needs. As a caucus, we intend to be very active and represent the concerns, issues, and needs of the small or rural colleges. For more information about the Small or Rural college caucus, please contact the chair below.


Jason Edington, Mendocino College, Chair

Conan Mckay, Mendocino College, Secretary

Alfie Swan, Citrus College

Bea Lawn, Gavilan College

Cheryl Stewart, Coastline Community College

Chris Gold, El Camino College

Chris Jeffries, El Camino College

Corinna Evett, Santiago Canyon College

David Norton, Cooper Mountain College

Gina Hogan, Citrus College

Gloria Arevalo, Ventura College

Greg Kemble, Yuba College

Jan Moline, Cerro Coso College

James Thompson, Porterville College

Kurt Sterling, West Hills College, Lemoore

Laura Vasquez, Cerro Coso Community College

Lisa Soccio, College of the Desert

Lore Dobusch, Reedley College

Lyn Greene, Norco College

Maria Biddenback, Napa Valley College

Marie Boyd, Chaffey College

Mary Rees, Ventura College

Matt Clark, Woodland Community College

Michael Heumann, Imperial Valley College

Michael Wyly, Solano Community College

Nancy Golz, Merced College

Paola Gilbert, Monterey Peninsula College

R Chris Wells, El Camino College

Reid Edelman, Mendocino College

Rich Johnston, Barstow Community College

Robb Lightfoot, Shasta College

Ted Hamilton, Columbia College

Tony Thompson, Taft College