Project Change at College of San Mateo - Advisory Council
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Project Change
Advisory Council

The task of the Project Change Advisory Council is to advise the project director on best practices and effective strategies to ensure the program continues to meet the needs of the student participants and the San Mateo County community partners. The counsel serves as a board comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators at the college, as well as members of the partnering San Mateo County institutions. The counsel is tasked with advising the project director and maintaining the core mission of Project Change, which is to ensure access to higher education for some of the most at-risk, underrepresented youth in San Mateo County.

San Mateo Community College Membership
Katie Bliss Project Director, Committee Chair
James Carranza Dean of Language Arts
Olivia Cortez-Figueroa Financial Aid Technician
Cynthia Erickson Professor of Business
Tom Mohr Board of Trustees, San Mateo County Community College District
Krystal Romero Director of Student Support Services
Joan Rosas Associate Superintendent, San Mateo County Office of Education
Carol Ullrich Program Services Coordinator
Henry Villareal Dean of Admission and Records

San Mateo County Community Partners Membership
Deborah Budesa Education Specialist, Court Schools
Melinda Fore Educational Services Manager, Gateway Community School
John Frye Principal, Hillcrest High School
Shelly Mouton Transition Support, San Mateo County Community Schools
Megan Price Transition Support, San Mateo County Court Schools
Larry Silver Deputy Chief of Institution Services, Youth Services Center
Robin Sohnen Executive Director, Each One Reach One