Guided Pathways Workgroups

Following in CCC’s tradition of inclusivity and shared governance, a cross-constituency workgroup structure has been created. Groups are led by tri-chairs: one classified staff member, one faculty member and one manager. The purpose and value of this structure is that the perspective and expertise­­ of a broad cross-section of voices are at the table.

If you are interested in joining a workgroup, please submit an interest form.

Guided Pathways Steering Committee

Leadership body for Guided Pathways at CCC. Membership comprises all chairs of Guided Pathways workgroups.


First Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Meeting Notes


  • Sarah Boland, Chair, Counseling, Faculty

  • Jason Cifra, Chair, Student Services, Vice President

  • Evan Decker, Chair, WFD, Manager/Dean

  • Demetria Lawrence, Chair, WFD, Classified

  • Kimberly Rogers, Chair, Instruction, Vice President

  • Nooshi Borhan, Member, ESL, Faculty

  • Marisol Cantú, Member, ESL, Faculty

  • Dennis Franco, Member, Student Services, Manager/Dean

  • Lorena Gonzalez, Member, Counseling, Faculty

  • Kelly Ramos, Member, STEM, Classified

  • Shelley Ruby, Member, ESL, Faculty

  • Rod Santos, Member, Student Services, Manager/Dean

  • René Sporer, Member, NSAS, Manager/Dean

  • Kate Weinstein, Member, Welcome Center/Placement, Classified

  • Vacant, Member, Classified

  • Vacant, Member, Faculty

Onboarding + First Year Experience Workgroup

Charge: To develop and communicate a clear process and support services to successfully onboard students from 0 to 15 units.


Second Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Nooshi Borhan, Faculty Tri-Chair

  • Rod Santos, Manager/Dean Chair

  • Kate Weinstein, Classified Chair

  • Maria Gonzalez Alvarez, Classified

  • Alma Cardenas, Classified

  • Patty Herrera, Classified

  • Mayra Padilla, Manager/Dean

  • Zaira Sanchez, Classified

  • Joel Nickelson-Shanks, Manager

  • Randy Watkins, Faculty

  • Erica Watson, Faculty

Program Pathways + Pedagogy Workgroup

Charge: To work on specific curriculum-related aspects of the Guided Pathways vision. These include creation of program maps (specific sequence of coursework that leads to completion) and clustering of programs into broad categories to help students focus on an area of interest. This team will work closely with the pathways supports group to connect supports to the program maps and cluster areas. We will also facilitate broad campus discussions about topics related to class offerings (catalog schedule, and pedagogy).


Second + Fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.


  • Leslie Alexander, Faculty Quad-Chair

  • Lorena Gonzalez, Faculty Quad-Chair

  • Kelly Ramos, Classified Quad-Chair

  • René Sporer, Manager/Dean Quad-Chair

  • Joe DeTorres, Faculty

  • Katie Krolikowski, Faculty

  • Irena Stefanova, Faculty

  • Bob Webster, Faculty

Program Supports Workgroup

Charge: Inventory, consolidate, create, and communicate the necessary protocol and steps that will assist students in getting and staying on the path.


One Friday per month (varies based on member availability), 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


  • Marisol Cantú, Faculty Quad-Chair

  • Natasha DeAlmeida, Classified Quad-Chair

  • Dennis Franco, Manager/Dean Quad-Chair

  • Shelley Ruby, Faculty Quad-Chair

  • Sue Abe, Manager

  • Megan Cadmus, Community Member

  • Jenna Hornbuckle, Classified

  • Sandra Moore, Manager/Dean

  • Sherry Sharufa, Faculty

  • Jared Romero, Faculty

  • Erica Watson, Faculty