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Critical Conversations

Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

The following stakeholders have invited Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan to speak at local town-hall meetings to bring business and community leaders together with educators. The goal is to help bridge the skills gap and spur job creation by making community college workforce training programs even more responsive to California’s regional economies. If you are interested in hosting a forum please contact us at

Please reference the Presentation schedule for other opportunities to learn about the DWM framework in action.

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"I think we all sense the timeliness, even urgency, to these conversations." Ron Taylor, Superintendent/President, Merced College

"Engaging in the Critical Conversation about Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy was extremely valuable. It really energized me to be surrounded by such a dedicated and creative group of people who have clear, focused goals and know how to work together."
Dennis Gervin, Ph.D., President, Columbia College

Date / Time


Host / Contact / Comments


11:00am - 1:00pm

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Community College District
Lucia Robles

Additional Guests:
Carlos J. Valderrama,
Senior Vice President, Global Initiatives,
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Emmanuel Pleitez, Chief Strategy Officer, Spokeo, and Chairman, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Van de Kamp Innovation Campus
2930 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

11:30am - 1:00pm

Santa Cruz & Monterey

Hartnell College
Loyanne Flinn de Guaracha

Additional Guests:
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)
Virginia Hamilton, Regional Administrator, Employment and Training Administration, Region 6 US Department of Labor (USDOL)

Hartnell College
411 Central Ave.
CALL Building, Room 208
Salinas, CA 93901

10:00am – 2:30pm

Los Angeles

Mt. San Antonio College
Bill Scroggins

Additional Guests:
Manuel Baca, Vice Chair, California Community College Board of Governors
Paul Feist, Vice Chancellor of Communications, CCCCO
Bill Scroggins, CEO/President of Mt. San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio CCD
Founders Hall
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA

8:00am - 10:00am

Inland Empire

Inland Empire Consortium
Julie Pehkonen

San Bernardino Hilton
285 E. Hospitality Lane
San Bernadino, CA

10:00am – 12:30pm

East Bay

Contra Costa Community College District
Randy Tillery

Additional Guests:
Steve Bruckman, Executive Vice Chancellor/General Counsel, CCCCO
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)

Contra Costa CCD
6th Floor Board Room
500 Court St.
Martinez, CA

10:00am - 1:00pm

Central Valley
Mother Lode

Central Valley Consortium
Sue Clark

Additional Guests:
Dennis Gervin, President, Columbia College
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB)
Ron Taylor, President, Merced College

Merced College Business Resource Center
630 W 19th Street
Merced, CA

includes lunch

Greater Sacramento

North Far North Consortia
Richard Ida

Sacramento City College Student Center
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

10:00am - 12:00pm

Orange County

Coast CCD
Andrea Serban

Additional Guests:
Andrew Jones, Chancellor, Coast CCD
Andreea Serban, Vice Chancellor Educational Services & Technology, Coast CCD
Erik Skinner, Executive Vice Chancellor for Programs, CCCCO

Coast CCD, Board Room
1300 Adams Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
NOTE: No parking pass is needed

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Orange County

San Ana College
Erlinda Martinez

Additional Guest:
Barry Russell,
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, CCCCO

Rancho Santiago CCD
Trustees’ Board Room
First Floor, Room 107
2323 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398

10:15am – 12:00pm

Greater Sacramento
Northern Inland
Greater Coastal

North Far North Consortia
Linda Zorn
Note: Closed session for Consortia members only. Public welcome to attend Key Note conference presentation.

CCCAOE Conference at
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

8:30am - 10:45am

San Diego/Imperial

Southwestern Community College District
Melinda Nish

Southwestern College
Student Union East
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA

10:30am - 12:30pm

Silicon Valley

Foothill College and Canada College
John Mummert & Kay O’Neill

Foothill College
Toyon Room #2020 (Campus Center)
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

12:00pm - 2:00pm


State Center Consortium (SCC)
Lori Morton

Additional Guest:
Dena Maloney, President, Taft College

390 W. Fir
Clovis, CA 93611
Building B, Room 308
(across parking lot from SCC)

date & time to be determined

North Bay Community Colleges/WIB Meeting

College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato
Beth Pratt

To Be Determined