Leadership

CCA President: Eric Kaljumagi

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-38Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789
Term: 2019-2021
Primary Contact: president.cca4us@gmail.com
Phone: 1-916-288-4921

Eric is a full-time learning assistance and mathematics professor at Mt. San Antonio College where he has been teaching since 1999. Before coming to “Mt. SAC,” Eric earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from UC Davis and taught for seven years at the middle and high school levels in northern California. He also gained four years of experience as an adjunct professor for the Yuba and Mendocino College Districts during the late 90’s.
Eric is now the president of his local, after previously serving as vice-president, treasurer, and as a member of the negotiations team. He is also a past president of his college’s Academic Senate. Eric has a strong interest in the collective power of the faculty voice and in obtaining quality working conditions. His current work within CCA includes being a member of the Governance Committee and being involved with the CCA Leadership Academy.”

 

CCA Vice President:  Randa B. Wahbe

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-56Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Term: 2019-2021
Primary Contact: dr.wahbe@gmail.com

Randa has been a proud union member her entire career— first as an adjunct professor and since 2001 as a full-time English professor at Cypress College. During her 15 years at Cypress, she has served 10 years as a coordinator for the Puente Program, 2 years as a Senator on the Academic Senate, and 6 years as Coordinator of the English Department.
Randa’s educational background includes BAs in Anthropology and English, an MA in Comparative Literature, with a focus on Arabic and French literature, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction.
Randa has served as Secretary, Membership Coordinator, and website administrator for her local, as well as her local’s liaison to the College’s Academic Senate, the Planning and Budget Committee, and the President’s Advisory Council. She has also been active with CCA, having served as a Board Member serving on the Conference Committee and the Membership Committee, is a proud graduate of BSL, and regularly attends CCA/CTA conferences, including the CTA Summer Institute.

 

CCA Secretary (Interim):  John Sullivan

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-68San Bernardino College
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Term: 2019-2019
Primary Contact: john.sullivan1962@gmail.com

John Sullivan has been teaching English in the California community college system since 1996. He served in a one-year temporary full-time position at Riverside City College in the 2007/08 Academic Year, and returned to part-time work that summer. He continues to teach at two community colleges and a private university.
John has served as the part-time faculty representative on the Riverside Community College Faculty Association Executive Board from 1998 to 2005. He has also been chair of RCCDFA’s Governance committee, served on the Bargaining Team, was a part-time Faculty Academic Senator, and has been semi-active in the San Bernardino College Association.
At the state level, John has served on the Part-time Issues Committee since 1999, including stints as the committee chair; on the CCA Governance Committee; on the CCA Budget Committee; and on the CCA Elections Committee.
In his “spare” time, John is active at his church overseeing the Visual Presentation Ministry, and he is active in both Single’s and Men’s ministries. His basic philosophy for teaching is “always put students first; they must be our first priority.” To that end, in Spring 2005, he was recognized by the Latino Educators of Tomorrow and Student CTA organizations for his service to students at Riverside City College and as a recipient of the prestigious statewide Hayward Award in 2014. Always looking forward, he hopes to continue engaging his students and colleagues for many more years.

 

CCA Treasurer: Fola Odebumni

Fola OdebunmiCypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Term: 2018-2020
Primary Contact: treasurercommunitycolleges@gmail.com

A professor of economics at Cypress College, Fola Odebunmi was elected to the CCA Board in Fall 2011. An active unionist her entire career, she served at her local, North Orange, as a negotiator, vice president, and president. Fola also held the offices of vice president and president for the academic senate. CCA recently recognized Fola for her work with students from diverse backgrounds by presenting her with the 2011 Mary Ann Pacheco Diversity Award.