Leadership

Officers
CCA Officers left to right:  Treasurer Fola Odebunmi, Secretary Randa Wahbe, President Lynette Nyaggah, and Vice President Brad Reynolds

 

 

CCA President: Lynette Nyaggah

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Term: 2017-2019

Lynette has taught for over 25 years at a variety of educational institutions: CSU Fullerton, bilingual kindergarten in Long Beach, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Cerritos College as a part time faculty member, and Rio Hondo College.

Lynette earned her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics at UCLA, where she specialized in African languages.

She has served as CCA Board member, CCA Treasurer, and CCA Vice President.

 

CCA Vice President: Brad Renolds

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-71College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Term: 2017-2019

Brad Reynolds was born and raised in Southern California. He received degrees from UCLA (B.A. In History and Political Science) and USC (M.A. and Ph.D. in History). His specialty is Caribbean History, but he also teaches US, Latin American, and European history. Brad has taught at three universities (USC, Cal State Northridge, and the University of Vienna) and two community colleges (College of the Canyons and El Camino College), and has been at College of the Canyons since 1975.

 

CCA Secretary: Randa B. Wahbe

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-56Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Term: 2018-2020

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 Treasurer: Fola Odebumni

Fola OdebunmiCypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Term: 2018-2020

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.