Commission Staff

Richard Winn


Richard Winn, Ed.D., was appointed as President in July 2017. Winn joined the commission staff in June 2016 as Vice President of Operations and then was appointed 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. President Winn supports the Commission’s Executive and Eligibility Review Committees and oversees annual conference planning

Dr. Stephanie Droker

Stephanie Droker

Senior Vice President

Stephanie Droker, Ed.D., joined the commission staff in August 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.  During her faculty tenure, she served as academic senate president, curriculum committee representative, faculty lead of the college’s institutional self-evaluation report, and strategic planning committee chair. Senior Vice President Droker supports the Commission’s Substantive Change Committee, serves as a liaison to the US Department of Education, and is the staff lead for several of the Commission’s initiatives.

Gohar Momjian

Vice President

Gohar Momjian joined the commission staff in September 2017.  Accreditation is the cornerstone of her 20+ years’ experience in higher education.  As Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Development, and Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for City College of San Francisco from July 2012 until June 2015, she helped to lead the College’s improvement processes.   Most recently, she served as Interim Director of Operations at Cañada College.  Prior to that, Momjian gained in-depth knowledge working with the WASC Senior College and University Commission as the ALO for the American University of Armenia.   She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a specialization in Business Administration from UCLA, and an M.A. in International Education, Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. Vice President Momjian supports the Commission’s Evaluation and Planning Committee (which includes planning for the annual Commission Development Workshop) and facilitates agency research and grant writing activities.

Cheri M. Sixbey

Vice President of Operations

Cheri M. Sixbey, M.A., joined the commission staff in July 2012. Before beginning at ACCJC she 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.

Tom Lane

Tom Lane

Information Technology/Administrative Support

Tom Lane joined the commission staff in September 1996. Tom provides information technology and administrative support for the Commission, including programming, network, and database operations.

Jared Spring

Jared Spring

Events and Services Manager

Jared Spring joined the commission staff in March 2016. He is responsible for the overall management, communication, and operations of events associated with ACCJC activities. These include team chair and team trainings, educational workshops, commission meetings, commission development workshops, and the ACCJC biennial conference, Partners in Excellence. In addition, he maintains the ACCJC and Conference websites, provides detailed record keeping and document management, oversees the expenses reimbursement process, and utilizes various customer relationship management programs in his daily work. Jared previously worked for a small nonprofit organization, where his responsibilities included events management and facilitation, IT support, and overall organizational management. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Humboldt State University.

Elizabeth Dutton

Accreditation Process Manager

Elizabeth Dutton joined the commission staff in June 2018. In providing process management and support for the Vice Presidents, she draws upon her years of experience as both an English instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina and as an administrative and project manager in local government and Mother Jones magazine. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis and an M.Phil. in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow.

Alexandra Spring

Events and Services Coordinator

Alexandra Spring, M.A., originally joined the commission staff in December of 2013 and worked as the Project Manager through October of 2015. After completing her master’s degree she joins us as the Events and Services Coordinator. Alexandra brings over a decade of nonprofit management, educational programming, and event management experience to ACCJC. In her current role she partners with the Events and Services Manager to manage the planning and execution of the Partners in Excellence conference. She is also developing new methods for communications to the field and assists the executive staff with special projects. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Grand Valley State University and an M.A. in Counseling from Sonoma State University.