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Four Finalists Named for Vice President of Instruction Position

Two Open Forums Will be Held to Introduce the Candidates

Four veteran California community college administrators have been named finalists for the position of Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College.
Two open forums will be held to introduce the candidates to the campus community. The first is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 from 2:20 to 4:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 142. The second will be held on Monday, May 6 at the same time and place.
The public is invited to attend both forums. Each will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. so attendees are asked to arrive no later than 2:20 p.m. Following a short introduction, finalists will ask for questions. Please bring any questions you wish to ask.
Following is the schedule for both forums along with brief information about each finalist.
Dr. Barbara Illowsky - Open Forum on Thursday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Illowsky is a professor of mathematics at De Anza College in Cupertino. She is currently on reassignment and working in the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento where she serves as the Director of the Basic Skills Initiative and oversees Middle College High School grantees. Dr. Illowsky holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from State University of New York at Albany, a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D./Doctoral Degree in Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.
Linda Hayes – Open Forum on Thursday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Linda Hayes is the Interim Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College where she has served since July 2012. Prior to this, and since 1998, she served at the Dean of Business, Workforce & Athletics at Cañada College.  Beginning in 1988, she served as faculty/coordinator for the Business Office/Technology Department at Cañada College.  In addition, since 1978, worked as Adjunct Faculty at Skyline College. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from University of San Francisco, and a Master’s Degree in Business Education from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Gregory Anderson – Open Forum on Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Gregory Anderson is the Dean of Learning Resources at De Anza College in the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District. He has been employed in the district since August 2005. Prior to this, he served as a full-time faculty member and program director at the University of Southern California. He has taught at the National University in La Jolla, Kyodou Gakuin Community College in Japan, RSNF-TINS in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and served as a director/coordinator/faculty member at Kwansel Gakuin University in Japan. He was also a volunteer teacher in the United State Peace Corp. Dr. Anderson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication and English from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the School for International Training, and a Ph.D./Doctoral in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Stacy Thompson – Open Forum on Monday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Stacy Thompson is the Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences at Merritt College in the Peralta Community College District and has served in this position since July 2008. Prior to this, and since 1999, she served as faculty in the Child Development department. In 2004, she became Chair, Human Development at Merritt College. Dr. Thompson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Lewis and Clark College, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mills College, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College, and a Ph.D./Doctoral in Educational Leadership from Mills College.


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