(Santa Ana, CA) - Santa Ana College (SAC) invites the community to attend public forums with its finalists for the college presidency on Monday, November 15, from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Finalists Dr. Marilyn Flores, Dr. Jack Kahn, Dr. John Maduko and Dr. Annebelle Nery will each have a one-hour individual forum to introduce themselves and answer questions. The discussions will be accessible to all SAC employees, students, and the general public. No RSVP is needed to participate.
Those who would like to submit a question to a candidate during the forum should email them to Kennethia Vega, assistant to the vice chancellor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 15. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions during each session.
Following the forums, participants will be invited to give their feedback via an online survey. The survey will not accept submissions after the deadline at 10 a.m. on November 16.
The Santa Ana College presidential finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Marilyn Flores is the interim president of Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, Calif. She previously served as vice president of Academic Affairs for Santiago Canyon College in Orange, Calif. She earned a Doctor in Philosophy in Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, Calif.; a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif; and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, Calif.
Dr. Jack Kahn is assistant superintendent and vice president of Instruction at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif. He previously served as interim superintendent and president of Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif. Kahn earned a Doctor in Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.; a Master of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Psychology from San José State University in San José, Calif.; and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Dr. John Maduko is vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. He previously served as vice chancellor for Student Affairs at North Central Texas College District in the north Texas region. Dr. Maduko earned a Doctor in Medicine in Allopathic Medicine from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Pomona, Calif.
Dr. Annebelle Nery is the vice president of Instruction at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. She previously served as Vice President of Student Success, which oversaw all of student services at College of the Desert. Nery earned a Doctor in Philosophy in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, Calif; a Master of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif.; and an Associate of Arts in General Education from Los Angeles Pierce College in Los Angeles, Calif.
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About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college's School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation's top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.