Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning

Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning serves as the chief academic officer of the College. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning serves as a member of the President’s Executive Team and has overall responsibility for academic programs, faculty, distance education, and selected grants. Duties include overseeing the development, organization, and revision of the college’s academic programs; evaluating instruction according to college policy; participating in the development and revision of academic policy; supporting specialized accreditations for academic programs; demonstrating a strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.


Academic Affairs and Student Learning encompasses both Instruction and Student Services, and the Dean/Director in each of these areas plays a vital role in the college’s overall dedication to student success.

Dr. Christina Tafoya, Dean, Career & Technical Education

Dr. Carolyn Inouye, Dean, Math, Science, Health Ed, PE, and Athletics

Mr. Ken Sherwood, Dean, Liberal Studies

Dr. Karen Engelsen, Dean, Student Services

Ms. Gail Warner, Director, Fire Academy/Fire Technology


The Office of Student Learning is responsible for creating the schedule of classes each semester, the catalog each academic year, and for ensuring that all of our courses and programs created by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees are also approved by the state Chancellor’s Office as required by Title 5. Several key individuals work with the Vice President to complete these important tasks:

Ms. Laura Anderson, Instructional Data Specialist,

Ms. Blanca Barrios, Instructional Data Specialist,

Ms. Shannon Davis, Articulation Officer, Articulation at Oxnard College

Ms. Krista Mendelsohn, Curriculum Technician,