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 Policy Committee.”