CCA President: Eric Kaljumagi
Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789
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Eric is a full-time 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 has significant experience as a local leader, having served as his local’s president, vice-president, treasurer, grievance chair, and negotiations chair. He is also a past president of his college’s Academic Senate and a former member or chair of dozens of committees, including the CCA’s Governance Committee. In addition to his work as the CCA President, Eric is a State Council delegate for his local and is a current member of his college’s Campus Equity and Diversity Committee. Eric has a strong interest in the collective power of the faculty voice and in obtaining quality working and learning conditions for faculty and students.
CCA Vice President: Randa B. Wahbe
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
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Randa has been a proud union member her entire career— first as a part-time English instructor throughout LA and Orange counties and since 2001 as a full-time English professor at Cypress College in the North Orange CCCD. At Cypress, she has served as a coordinator for the Puente Program, a Senator on the Academic Senate, and coordinator of the English Department, as well as a member on various committees, such as Basic Skills and Distance Education. She has also served as United Faculty Secretary, Membership Coordinator, and website administrator, and represented UF as a liaison to the College’s Academic Senate, the Planning and Budget Committee, and the President’s Advisory Council. A first-generation, native Californian, 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.
Statewide, Randa has served community college faculty as CCA Secretary, Board member, and member of the Membership Development and Conference Committees. She is also a proud graduate of CCA’s Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy. Elected as a CTA Higher Education Delegate, Randa also represents faculty at CTA State Council and is Vice Chair of the CTA Communications Committee. As CCA Vice President, she chairs the Legislation and Advocacy Committee and the Membership Development Committee working through each to improve protections for all faculty. Randa believes in the power that CCA gives the faculty voice and advocates regularly for all faculty in Sacramento.
CCA Secretary: John Sullivan
San Bernardino College
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
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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: Jonathan Ausubel
5885 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
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Jonathan has been a full-time English instructor at Chaffey College since 1998 teaching all levels of composition. He has served as Distance Education Coordinator for the district and as director of the Milliken Planetarium. For the Chaffey College Faculty Association, he has served as school rep, PAC chair, Membership chair, and chief negotiator, and continues to serve as grievance officer and president. A 2013 graduate of NEA’s Emerging Leaders Academy, Jonathan is keenly interested in part-time issues and is devoting the latter part of his career to improving the working conditions of part-time faculty at Chaffey and state-wide.
Born and raised on Long Island, Jonathan is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, and earned the following degrees: Honors BA in English with minors in philosophy and astrophysics (U of Toronto 1987); MA in English (U or Toronto 1989); & Ph.D. in American Literature and Semiotics (U of Delaware 1996). When not teaching nor advocating, Jonathan enjoys being with and traveling with his family, serving as Umpire-in-Chief for the Alta Loma Little League, and looking through his telescope, even from horribly light-polluted Rancho Cucamonga. A “public” bio is online at http://www.cucamongau.us/bio.html