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.


Dr. Dennis Runyan | Superintendent | Agua Fria Union High School District

Mr. Lee Baker  | Section Leader, Nuclear Training, Palo Verde NGS | Arizona Public Service

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

Dr. Betsy Hargrove | Superintendent | Avondale Elementary School District

Ms. Sheri Dahlstrom | Chief Nursing Officer | Banner Estrella Medical Center

Mr. Eric Godfrey | Superintendent | Buckeye Union High School District

Ms. Lisa Lantz | Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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 Jackie Meck | Mayor | City of Buckeye

Mr. Len Becker | Economic Development Director | City of Buckeye

The Honorable Georgia Lord | Mayor | City of Goodyear

​Ms. Michelle Lawrie | 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. Jim Rumpeltes | Economic Development Director | City of Litchfield Park

The Honorable Anna Tovar | Mayor | City of Tolleson

Mr. Reyes Medrano | City Manager | City of Tolleson

Ms. Sheryl Susunkewa | Community Member

Ms. Maxine Hill | Community Member | Governing Board Member, Agua Fria Union High School District

Dr. Janet Beason | Community Member | Retired Administrator, Avondale School District

Ms. Joyce Medina Harper | Executive Director | Dougherty Foundation

Mr. Clint Hickman | Hickman Family Farms

Mr. George Henderson | Homestead Financial 

Dr. Julianne Lein | Superintendent | Litchfield Elementary School District

Ms. Lisa Verschusen | Maricopa Integrated Health Systems - Avondale Family Health Care

Ms. Kathrine Yeager| Associate Vice President, Office of Education Partnerships | Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Ms. Patty Hannon | OCM Recycle West

Ms. Monica Chavez | Sonora Quest Laboratories

Mr. Paul Smiley | President | Sonoran Technology

Mr. John Safin | President | Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce

Fr. John Muir | Pastor | St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Mr. Ron Jones | Subzero Inc.

Ms. Nora Gutierrez | Superintendent | Tolleson Union High School District

Ms. Sintra Hoffman | President & CEO | WESTMARC

Ms. Bernadette Mills | Executive 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

Ms. Candace Wiest | West Valley National Bank

Mr. Randy Camacho | Educator/Consultant | Tolleson Union High School