Meet Our Leaders

The Victor Valley College Foundation is led by 33 generous and responsible members of the high desert community. Business owners, civic leaders, and retired professionals make up the majority of our governing board. They are joined by representatives of college administration, faculty, staff and students. Together they guide, support and oversee the Foundation's activities and resources. Your generosity and their leadership make a powerful recipe for success.

Board of Directors - 2015-2016

OFFICERS
Eric Schmidt, President - Exquadrum, Inc.
Peter Allan, Vice President - Victor Valley College
Norm Hurst, Vice President - Retired
Mike Nutter, Vice President - ISU/ARMAC Insurance Agency
Frank Robinson, Vice President - Town of Apple Valley
Caroll Yule, Vice President - Shear Realty
Shannon Shannon, Treasurer - SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage
Don Brown, Past President - Lee & Associates
Roger Wagner, Superintendent President - Victor Valley College

DIRECTORS
Merlin Aalborg, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Tim Anderson, El Dorado Broadcasters
Casey Armstrong, Armstrong Fairway Insurance
Jackie Augustine-Carreira, Victor Valley College (Faculty)
Larry Cusack, Apple Valley Communications
Lorrie Denson, Excelsior Charter School

Deedee Garcia, Victor Valley College (Management)
Craig Garrick, ComAv
Dennis Haghighat, MD, Victor Valley Global Medical Center
Fred Hunter, Desert Valley Hospital
Jason Lamoreaux, Coldwell Banker Commercial
Owen McClure, VVC Student
Scott Nassif, Napa Auto Parts
Logan Olds, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority
Teri Ortega, Desert Community Bank

Angela Perdomo, VVC CSEA
Mary Pringle, Community Member
Tracey Richardson, VVC Administration
Kirk Riding, Capstone Consulting
Sharon Rodriguez, Community Member
Bill Scott, Scott Turbon Mixer
Dawn Serbus, Citizens Business Bank
Dr. Paul Stanton, Ultimate Orthopedics
Donna Wells, Donna J. Wells, CPA


The Victor Valley College Foundation also benefits from the wisdom of past board members who remain connected as valuable advisors through our Emeritus Council. 

EMERITUS COUNCIL
Percy Bakker (2006)
Patricia Caldwell (2015)
Val Christensen (2015)
Mike Davis (2015)
Steve Davisson (2014)
Bruce Fay (2013)
Mike Jasberg (2015)
Jerry Klein (2014)
John Kroencke (2015)
Robert Kniss (2015)
Janice Olson (2012)
Diana O'Malley (2015)
Joseph A. Range (2010)
Thurston 'Smitty' Smith (2015)


Our professional staff is eager to help you support Victor Valley College. Their combined education and experience are matched only by a can-do spirit that has helped our donors and friends to change countless students' lives.

STAFF
Catherine Abbott, Executive Director
Kirsten Acosta, Assistant Executive Director / Director of Fund Development
Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy, Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator
Frank Castanos, Manager, Contract & Community Education
Glennis Duncan, Executive Assistant / Financial Assistant
Jesika Pomponio, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Gabriela Callender, Advancement Assistant / Scholarship Assistant