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President's Community Advisory Council

The purpose of the President's Community Advisory Council is to provide an active forum for community members to become personally involved and connected with the college. Through bi-annual meetings, college leadership works with West Valley community members to gain insight and counsel regarding trends, educational opportunities, strategic directions and collaborative program efforts. In addition, through the publication of an annual report, the College communicates to members the experiences of our students, our institutional directions and priorities, and progress on our journey towards becoming a comprehensive Learning College.

President's Community Advisory Council Members

Dr. Dennis Runyan
Superintendent
Agua Fria Union High School District

Dr. Maria Hesse
Vice Provost of Academic Partnerships
Arizona State University (ASU)

Dr. Betsy Hargrove
Superintendent
Avondale Elementary School District

Ms. Nancy Adamson
Chief Nursing Officer
Banner Estrella Medical Center

Mr. Eric Godfrey
Superintendent
Buckeye Union High School District

The Honorable Jackie Meck
Mayor
Town of Buckeye

The Honorable Kenn Weise
Mayor
City of Avondale

Ms. Gina Montes
Assistant City Manager
City of Avondale

Mr. Dan Davis
Economic Development Project Manager
City of Avondale

The Honorable Georgia Lord
Mayor
City of Goodyear

Mr. Harvey Krauss
Community Development Director
City of Goodyear

Ms. Sheri Wakefield-Saenz
Economic Development Director
City of Goodyear

The Honorable Thomas Schoaf
Mayor
City of Litchfield Park

Mr. Sonny Culbreth
Assistant City Manager
City of Litchfield Park

Mr. Reyes Medrano
City Manager
City of Tolleson

The Honorable Adolfo Gamez
Mayor
City of Tolleson

Ms. Sheryl Susunkewa
Community Member

Ms. Maxine Hill
Community Member

Dr. Janet Beason
Retired Administrator from the Avondale School District
Community Member

Mr. Daniel Valenzuela
Board Member
Dougherty Foundation

Dr. Julianne Lein
Superintendent
Litchfield Elementary School District

Mr. Doug Small
Associate Dean
NAU, Extended Campuses

Mr. Howard Bell
Community Development Officer
The Leona Group - Charter Schools

Mr. Paul Smiley
President
Sonoran Technology

Mr. John Safin
President
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce

Father Kieran Kleczewski
Pastor
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Lexi Cunningham
Superintendent
Tolleson Union High School

Ms. Michelle Rider
President & CEO
Westmarc

Ms. Bernadette Mills
Interim Director
West Valley Fine Arts Council

Mr. Elliott Freireich
Publisher
West Valley View

Ms. Diane McCarthy
Business Development and Legislative Affairs
Western Maricopa Education Center

Mr. Greg Donovan
Superintendent
Western Maricopa Education Center

Mr. Randy Camacho
Educator/Consultant
Tolleson Union High School