West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Student Success Team

Mission Statement

The Student Success Team focuses the campus community on student success by cultivating best practices, encouraging innovations in teaching and learning, and establishing clear and effective student pathways.


2014-2015 Goals

1. Oversee implementation of the Student Success Act of 2012

2. Establish a framework for institutional benchmarking

3. Address closing the achievement gap by promoting an ongoing cycle of conversation, planning, action, evaluation, and revision with regards to student equity

4. Coordinate and promote efforts to strengthen tutorial and learning support services across campus

Fall 2015 Meetings
Student Success Work Team
2nd Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 PM 
Club Room
Student Success Core Team
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 PM 
Club Room
Student Success Core Team Members
Whitney Clay—Faculty Student Success Coordinator, Reading Faculty
Gretchen Ehlers—Math Faculty
Kuni Hay—VP Instruction
Victoria Hindes—VP Student Services
Stephanie Kashima—Dean of Instruction and Student Success
Cheryl Miller—DESP Faculty
Carol Pavan—Counseling Faculty
Matais Pouncil—Dean of Student Services
Melissa Salcido—Counseling Faculty
Susan Sherrill—DESP Faculty
Student Success Work Team Members
Mae Conroy—Career Ed/Workforce Development, Director Off Campus and Special Programs
Herlisa Hamp—Director of Student Equity and Success
Sean Pepin—Director of Student Development
Susie Tong—Counseling/Career Advisor
Jose Bautista—Psychology
Alyson Butcher—Math
Michelle Francis—Reading
Maryanne Mills—Library
Rebecca Wong—Math
Michelle Zajac—Communication Studies
Carlie Grace Surber—ASO
Student Success Core Team members 
The Student Success Work Team includes all Student Success Core Team members (above). 
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