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Westcliff University

Program Advisory Council

Westcliff University has established a Program Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC is comprised of respected representatives from segments of the marketplace which are directly related to our instructional programs.

The Council members provide the university with detailed advice regarding the adequacy of our program objectives, curriculum, and course materials. They likewise review the manner in which the courses are offered to the students and the resulting achievement of our students in relation to meeting the specific, changing needs of the marketplace.

The duties of the Council regarding each program within the University are:

  • review instructional program needs for the students
  • Help identify and assess labor market requirements
  • review and advise about the establishment and maintenance of realistic and practical instructional programs
  • participate in developing community understanding and support for our programs
  • provide information regarding new developments that require changes in our curricula
  • review the various case studies used in the courses
  • Assist the university in reviewing legislation affecting our programs

The following are the current members of our Program Advisory Council:

Program Advisory Council (College of Education)

Destyn Laporte Program Manager, El Camino College
Carmen Carillo Department Chair, LA Harbor College
Gilbert Sanchez Dean of Academic, Kingston University
Juliette Hing Director of Administration, Hancock International College
Donna Brinton Lecturer/Academic Coordinator, UCLA ESL Service Courses
Sonja Lovelace Lecturer, Language Academy, USC Rossier School of Education
Nina Ito Academic Coordinator, American Language Institute, CSULB
Don Sillings General Manager, CATESOL
Yilin Sun English Language Specialist, US Department of State
Peggy C. Marcy Professor, CSUSB & Supervisor, Mt. San Antonio College
Antoaneta Bonev Professor, CSUSB & ESL Instructor, Copper Mountain College
Jesus Ernesto Lisboa Moreno VenTESOL 1st vice-president; Professor at UPEL

Program Advisory Council (College of Business)

Moutaz Abu Ruman Member of the Jordanian House of Representatives, Government of Jordan
Michael Ballou Researcher and Developer, Asurion LLC
Sixit Bhatta Founder, Tootle
Vincent Bouvier Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Robert Bruns Preconstruction Director, McCarthy Building Companies
Nama Budhathoki Founder, Kathmandu Living Labs
Yolanda Fresnoza Founder and Director, Rowland Heights School of Music and Art
Bill Gladstone Founder, Waterside Productions
Rex Hamano Business Owner and Investor, Umeya Inc.
Adli Kandah Director General, Association of Banks in Jordan
Christopher Mark Pricing Manager, VACCO Industries
Malek Moubasher  CEO, Agora Neos
Kirti Mutatkar CEO, UnitedAg
Sam Proko Director of Accounting, Long Beach Medical Center Foundation
Bruce Seder Business Owner and Entrepreneur
Gazi Shbaikat Senior Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF.
Deborah Sng Sr. Product Manager, Cox Communications
Yasser Soliman CEO, Townli
Marty Stewart Administrative Assistant, Pasadena City College

Program Advisory Council (College of Technology & Engineering)

Gora Datta Chairman, CEO, CAL2CAL
Ville Houttu CEO, Vincit
Sachin Kaushal VP, West Coast Consulting
Tommy Hong Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Lesley Wright Faculty at Baylor University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Engineering and Computer Science