Academic Senate

Senate Executive and Roster

Academic Senate Officer and Roster

LaNae Jaimez, Ph.D, SCC Academic Senate President (2020-2022), Psychology Faculty  

Educational Background BS Psychology at University of Oklahoma; MA/PhD Psychology at University of Texas, Austin

As I enter the first year of my second term as Academic Senate President, my goal is to continue to create a space where all faculty voices will be heard and considered as we make decisions regarding professional and academic matters that fall under Senate purview. I commit to the Senate goal of supporting antiracism and equity in education including a review of our curriculum and faculty hiring processes. I’m in favor of all things that help our students succeed. I have been on Senate for 12 years serving as Senator, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, Acting Senate President and President. My scholarly interests include anxiety disorders, biological psychology and positive psychology. I truly love the psychological sciences! Outside of my work at SCC, I enjoy walking/hiking (nature is one of my favorite places), yoga, gardening and reading. I recently experience “Goat Yoga” and, for the first time, I am growing a winter garden. One of my secret pleasures is reading books about near death experiences.  

Josh Scott, SCC Academic Senate Vice President (2020-2022), English Faculty

Erin Duane, SCC Academic Senate  Secretary/Treasurer (At-Large, 2019-2021), Learning Resource Faculty 

Educational Background: BA History at Gonzaga University; MLIS (Library Information Science) at San Jose State University; ONE Certificate in Online Teaching & Design

As the Secretary/Treasurer, my goals are to continue to report out Senate activities accurately and expeditiously via the Hot Topics and manage our funds. Sitting at the table with our faculty leadership is an honor. My absolute favorite scholarly interests circle around religion, feminism, critical race theory, art, music, or history.  I’ve been part of Senate for almost ten years (2011) and I’ve been involved in PD/Flex Cal (2007), Curriculum (2008-present), and Distance Education committees (2020). My favorite pastimes are fabric related: I love sewing and quilting and am happiest when I’m planning out a new design or project.  I love making clothes for myself and making small quilt art projects like wall hangings or pillows.  I’m also addicted to yoga and the beach, but not at the same time, and when I really need to escape reality, I will knit something. 

Michael Wyly, SCC Academic Senate Past President, English Faculty

Educational Background: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach (1997); Alliance Française, Paris, France (1993); Bachelor of Arts in English, California State University, Long Beach (1992)

I’m Professor of English at Solano Community College (2002 to present) and my previous employment includes: CSU, Long Beach; CSU, Dominguez Hills; Long Beach City College; East Los Angeles College. At SCC, I’ve been part of Academic Senate, Accreditation, Assessment (School Coordinator), College Governance Council, Distinguished Faculty, Equity and Student Success, Faculty Association, Negotiations, Fiscal Advisory, and Guided Pathways (Coordinator). I’ve also been part of Academic Senate of California Communit Colleges and served under the following committees: Credit for Prior Learning (Advisory Taskforce), Curriculum, Equity, Diversity and Action, and Transfer, Articulation, and Student Services. My scholarly interest are contemporary fiction and poetry, enviromental literature(s), classical and world mythology, narrative theory and short fiction, and composition/rhetoric: writing as a public act. I’ve been an active member of SCC Academic Senate: School Representative (2003-2006), Secretary (2004-2006), Vice-President (2013-2014), President (2014-2018) and Past-President (2018-present).

2021-2023 Term
Senator Erica Beam
Accounting Faculty
School of Applied Technology & Business
Senator Jim Long
Biological Sciences Faculty
School of Mathematics & Science
Senator Lauren Taylor-Hill
Anthropology Faculty
School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Senator Michael Reilly
Music Faculty
School of Liberal Arts
Senator Rhuenette Alums
Management/Business Faculty
Adjunct Faculty Representative
Senator Vitalis Enemmuo
Nursing Faculty
School of Health Sciences
2020-2022 Term
Senator Andrew Wesley
Music Faculty
Adjunct Faculty Representative
Senator Anthony Ayala
Child Development & Family Studies Faculty
School of Social & Behavioral Science
Senator Jose Cortes
English and ESL Faculty
School of Liberal Arts
Senator Paul Hidy
Auto Technician Faculty
School of Applied Technology & Business
Senator Rachel Purdie
Social Justice Studies and History Faculty
At-Large Senator
Senator Randy Robertson
Mathematics and Tutoring Faculty
School of Mathematics & Science
Senator Rebecca LaCount
Counseling Faculty
Senator Robin Sytsma
Biological Sciences and Nutrition Faculty
School of Health Science