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Forty-Three Pasadena City College Faculty Members Earn Tenure

Published on Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 5:38 am

Forty-three full-time faculty members at Pasadena City College have earned tenure, capping a four-year journey that grants them one of academia’s signature provisions.

The tenure awards came as a result of a vote by the Board of Trustees Wednesday night.

“The entire Board is glad to provide this recognition to these faculty members,” said Sandra Chen Lau, president of the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District. “Tenure and academic freedom form the groundwork of our system of higher education. We salute the work that these educators have done to arrive at this exciting time in their careers.”

“We are so grateful to have these talented educators join the ranks of our tenured faculty,” said Dr. Erika Endrijonas, superintendent/president of Pasadena City College. “Their subject matter expertise is among the best in the community college system, and their commitment to student success inspires others across California. I’m pleased to celebrate with them tonight.”

Tonight’s tenure class has special significance to Dr. Endrijonas, as they first began full-time positions at the college in 2019, her inaugural year as superintendent/president. The group of 43 includes four Black and 13 Latino/a/x individuals. There are 485 full-time faculty members at the college.

 The college will celebrate their tenure appointment at a special event later in the spring.

The newly tenured faculty members are:

  • Richard Allen / Career & Technical Education
  • Bartholomew Andreacchi / English & Language Studies
  • Milan Ayers / Business
  • Trevor Brackett / Counseling
  • Jeffrey Cain / Visual Arts & Media Studies
  • Joanna Cham / Library
  • Avisha Chugani / Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
  • Douglas Cook / Career & Technical Education
  • Julius Duthoy / Mathematics
  • Jennifer Flores / Disabled Students Programs/Services
  • Lorig Gabrielian / Counseling
  • Sashur Henninger / Social Sciences
  • Joshua Hidalgo / Mathematics
  • Joshua Hughey / Library
  • Rebecca Johannsen / Social Sciences
  • Joseph Kalilikani / Health Sciences
  • Hiroko Katsuta / English & Language Studies
  • Joseph Keane / Career & Technical Education
  • Mark Keene / Business
  • Tiffany Kwong / Natural Sciences
  • Catherine Lamar / Social Sciences
  • Richard Lie / Natural Sciences
  • Louis Lopez / Performing/Communication Arts
  • Dawne Mcclure / Performing/Communication Arts
  • Kevin Mckenna / Career & Technical Education
  • Gonzaga Mendez / Mathematics
  • Giselle Miralles / English & Language Studies
  • Genesis Montalvo / English & Language Studies
  • Colleen Nanno / Business
  • Katherine Nigh / Performing/Communication Arts
  • Armine Papazian / Counseling
  • Emmanuelle Remy / English & Language Studies
  • Carmen Rodriguez / Performing/Communication Arts
  • Leticia Rojas / Social Sciences
  • Salvador Sanchez Diaz / Career & Technical Education
  • Angelica Santana / Mathematics
  • Dave Smith / Career & Technical Education
  • Gwendolyn Souza / Mathematics
  • Amy Tahani-bidmeshki / English & Language Studies
  • Yvette Valdez / Counseling
  • Jason Vasquez / Special Services Office
  • Elizabeth Williams / English And Language Studies
  • Jeffrey Winter / Business

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