Leadership Academy

Developing Leaders of Tomorrow

2016 – 2017 Cohort

Anita Ahmadi

Anita Ahmadi

Assistant I, Executive

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Judy Arriaga

Judy Arriaga

Analyst, Business Operations

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Debbie Benavidez

Debbie Benavidez

Assistant I, Executive

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

Leticia Botello

Leticia Botello

Specialist, Advising

“To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honor.”

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown

Assistant III, Administrative

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

F.C. Caranikas, PhD

F.C. Caranikas, PhD

Analyst, Institutional Effectiveness

“Everywhere I go I meet girls and boys who want to be astronauts and explore space, or they love the ocean and want to be oceanographers, or they love animals and want to be zoologists, or they love designing things and want to be engineers. I want to see those same stars in their eyes in 10 years and know they are on their way!”

Ashley Carr

Ashley Carr

Librarian/Professor, Assistant

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.”

Thomas E Clark

Thomas E Clark

Specialist, Recruiting

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is.  Treat a person as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

Tina Colvin

Tina Colvin

Assistant I, Human Resources

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Joe Davila-Ybarra

Joe Davila-Ybarra

Assistant, Admissions

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single steps”

Sheresa Edgington

Sheresa Edgington

Specialist, Advising

“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”

Mayra Espinoza

Mayra Espinoza

Specialist, Records

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”

Dale Henry

Dale Henry

Supervisor, Duplication Services

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”

Leticia Hernandez

Leticia Hernandez

Specialist, Student Services Information Center

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”

Marcus Kajdas

Marcus Kajdas

Technician, Multimedia Installations

“There are no problems, only solutions.”

Adam Lenker

Adam Lenker

Professor, Assistant

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”

Vanessa Medina-Flores

Vanessa Medina-Flores

Technology Specialist, Professional Development

“Be the change You wish to see in this World.” Mahatma Gandhi

Glynis Kaye Miller

Glynis Kaye Miller

Registrar

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Will Moore

Will Moore

Analyst, Senior Database & Reporting

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”

Rebecca Robinson-Francis

Rebecca Robinson-Francis

Coordinator, P-16

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

Yam Tolan

Yam Tolan

Professor

“I wasn’t born great, I haven’t achieved greatness, but I’m hoping one day to have it thrust upon me.”

Janelle Townsel

Janelle Townsel

Specialist, Advising

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers, and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you even when you don’t see it yourself. “

Dana Washington

Dana Washington

Supervisor, Center

“Leadership is kindled by passion not position.”

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