Richard Winn, Ed.D., joined the staff in June 2016. The Commission appointed him to serve as Interim President in December of that year. Dr. Winn worked with the WASC Senior Colleges and University Commission for 12 years, retiring in 2015 as Senior Vice President. He is also a public member of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation and served for three years on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Stephanie M. Droker, Ed.D., joined the staff in 2016. Dr. Droker was the Vice President of Educational Services and Accreditation Liaison Officer at West Hills College Coalinga from 2012-2016. Previous to her administrative experience, Dr. Droker served as Faculty of Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at West Hills College Lemoore. She brings a strong background in student learning and assessment, research design and implementation, and using data to develop programmatic improvements.
Jack Pond, M.A., joined the staff in 2004. Mr. Pond was Professor of English from 1972 to 2003 and Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2004 at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawai’i. Mr. Pond also served as a Commissioner from 1998 to 2004.
Norv Wellsfry, Ed.D., joined the staff in 2011. He provides support for Substantive Change reviews as well as guiding the Annual Financial review process. He held administrative and faculty roles at Sacramento City College and Antelope Valley College in California and at Tidewater Community College in Virginia and had leadership positions in several state and national organizations. He was a Commissioner from 2004 to 2010.
Cheri Sixbey, M.A., joined the Commission in July 2012. Cheri served for 12 years as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and training of mental health professionals, and the expansion of quality mental health services, worldwide. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. A dynamic nonprofit management professional, she is responsible for all aspects of ACCJC’s financial operations, budgeting, annual audit, human resources and staff benefits, risk management program, office management, and facility operations.
Information Technology/Administrative Support
Tom Lane joined the staff in 1996. Tom provides information technology and administrative support for the Commission, including programming, network, and database operations.
Laura Langston joined the staff in 2016. Laura manages the website, coordinates all publications, and provides miscellaneous communications and graphic design support. Laura has worked in communications, editorial, and marketing positions for a variety of nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of South Florida.
Jared Spring joined the staff in 2016. He provides a full range of complex office administrative assistance and is responsible for record keeping, document management, supplies ordering, managing the office environment, the expense reimbursement process, and customer relationship management (CRM) software. He also provides essential components of ACCJC educational events management including facility site selection, registration processes, logistical arrangements, and events tracking and records. Jared previously worked for a small nonprofit, where his responsibilities included events management and facilitation, IT support, and organizational management. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Humboldt State University.
Jessica Dreier joined the staff in 2016. She provides a full range of office administrative assistance, with specific assistance in support of the ACCJC Vice Presidents, the Commission meetings, and ACCJC trainings and workshops. Jessica has worked in a variety of administrative roles over the last 15 years that include Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Sales Support Coordinator, and Sales & Marketing Operations Specialist. She holds a dual B.A. in Cinema Studies and Art History from San Francisco State University.