The committee is dedicated to addressing concerns and questions regarding the quality of services and education being provided by Mendocino College. The committee has been charged by the Trustees to develop a Native American Studies Program for Mendocino College. The committee meets monthly to develop support data that will eventually be presented as recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Represented on the committee are members of the community, Mendocino College Native American students, faculty member appointed by the Mendocino College Academic Senate, and college administrative staff.
For more information, please contact Darletta Fulwider (707) 468-3229.
Current Committee Members:
Jesse Burnette, Chair
Angela James, Pinoleville Nation Representative
Gayle Zepeda, Redwood Valley Representative
Candace Gonzalez, Coyote Valley Representative
Winter Vansickle, Sherwood Valley Representative
Gabriel Ray, Scotts Valley Representative
Thomas Brown, El-Em Representative
Bryant Herrera, Coyote Valley Education Director
Heth McNerney, UUSD Title VII Counselor
John Feliz Jr, Student
Ramon Billy Jr, Student Representative
Virginia Guleff, Vice President of Education & Student Services
Debra Polak, Dean of Instruction
Steve Hixenbaugh, Interim Dean of Career and Technology Education