Why CAIR?

CAIR has multiple volunteer opportunities. We welcome the contributions of all attendees and friends of CAIR and make every effort to make use of members’ talents in ways that are mutually beneficial. The areas listed below are examples within the general category of volunteer opportunities. Please contact a CAIR Board member to inquire about current activities or Association needs. Volunteering with CAIR provides an opportunity to network, get involved, and contribute your ideas. Typically, volunteering is the first step to taking on a larger leadership role. And — it’s great for your professional development and resume building!

Board Positions

Each year the CAIR Board elects new Officers and Directors to the Board to fill vacant positions. While each position has its own unique set of qualifications, generally those running for elected positions will have experience with one or more of CAIR’s committees and/or volunteering with CAIR. More information about the nominations and election process will be coming in late May.

Advisory Committees

CAIR has several ongoing committees which carry out the organization’s mission and goals. These committees work under the supervision of a CAIR Board member providing recommendations and advice to the Board. While some committees require persons with specific expertise (such as assessment, program proposal review, phone app), others do not. Committees do their work by email and conference call. The time commitment varies by committee, ranging from approximately 2-6 hours per month.

2016 Advisory Committees and Volunteers

The following list contains the 2016 Advisory Committees, the Board member chairing the committee, and individuals who have volunteered. The CAIR board would like to thank all of the volunteers for their time and their contributions this year.

  • Awards and Scholarships – Chair: Paula Krist, University of San Diego
    Jeanette Baez, Claremont Graduate University
    Bob Daly, University of California, Riverside*
  • Board Selection Process – Chair: Waddell Herron, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
    Joseph Hoey, Bridgepoint Education
    Leeshawn Moore, University of La Verne
    Kristina Powers, Bridgepoint Education*
    Juan Ramirez, Western University of Health Sciences*
    Kelly Wahl, University of California, Los Angeles*
  • Conference Assessment – Chair: Paula Krist, University of San Diego
    Jeanette Baez, Claremont Graduate University
    Erika Baldwin, CSU Office of the Chancellor
    Gary Coyne, University of California, Riverside
    Cinnamon Danube, University of California, Merced
    Stacy Fisher, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    Ryan Hoadwonic, University of California, Irvine
    Brian Lofman, Hartnell College
    Steve Nettles, Ashford University
    Renate Otterbach, University of San Francisco
  • Conference Program Construction – Chair: Brianna Moore-Trieu, University of California, Office of the President
    Jesse Aldava, University of West Los Angeles
    Ryan Cherland, University of California, Irvine*
    Stacy Smith, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Conference Program Proposals – Chair: Kristina Powers, Bridgepoint Education
    Erika Baldwin,  CSU Office of the Chancellor
    Stacy Fisher,  California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    Ryan Fuller , California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    Kris Krishnan,  California State University, Bakersfield
    Allan Taing, California State University, San Bernardino
    Kelly Wahl,  UCLA Office of Academic Planning and Budget*
  • Conference Session Facilitators and Evaluations – Chair: Ron Lopez Ramirez, San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts
    Deborah Lee, Concordia University
    Joyce Lui, San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts
    Kris Krishnan,  California State University, Bakersfield
    Danyelle Norman, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
    Kelly Wahl, UCLA Office of Academic Planning and Budget*
  • Factbook and Dashboard – Chair: Brianna Moore-Trieu, University of California, Office of the President
    Gary Coyne, University of California, Riverside
    Waddell Herron, California State University, Office of the Chancellor*
    Michael Le, Humboldt State University
    Mark Pavelchak, California State University, Los Angeles
  • History of CAIR – Chair: Bob Daly, University of California, Riverside
    Bob Cox, University of California, Los Angeles
    Bob Schwabe (Retired), California State University, San Bernardino
    Ryan Hoadwonic, University of California, Irvine
    Alice van Ommeren, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    All of CAIR’s Past Presidents participate in an advisory role in this committee.
  • Local Arrangements – Chair: Waddell Herron, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
    Brianna Moore-Trieu, University of California, Office of the President*
    Leeshawn Moore, University of La Verne
    Mark Pavelchak, California State University, Los Angeles
    Josephine Sirineo, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
    Kelly Wahl, University of California, Los Angeles*
    Hadassah Yang, Brandman University
  • Marketing and Outreach – Chair: Kristina Powers, Bridgepoint Education
    Ryan Cherland, University of California, Irvine*
    Ron Lopez Ramirez , San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts*
    Leeshawn Moore, University of La Verne
    Danyelle Norman, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
    Kelly Wahl,  UCLA Office of Academic Planning and Budget*
  • Sponsorships – Chair, Juan Ramirez, Western University of Health Sciences
    Ron Lopez Ramirez, San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts*
  • Technology – Chair: Bob Daly, University of California, Riverside
    Ron Lopez Ramirez, San Jose/Evergreen Community College Districts*
    Brianna Moore-Trieu, University of California, Office of the President*
    Juan Ramirez, Western University of Health Sciences*
    Paula Krist, University of San Diego*
  • Website – Chair, Juan Ramirez, Western University of Health Sciences
    Bob Daly, University of California, Riverside*
    Stacy Smith, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    Carl Todaro, Western University of Health Sciences

* indicates a CAIR Board member is also serving on the committee.