Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education


DET/CHE is governed by a board of directors following the organization’s by-laws. The board meets online monthly (see minutes) and in person prior to the annual conference. DET/CHE also holds an annual members’ meeting at the close of each annual conference.

All positions listed below are voting board members except the last two. The first five positions listed below comprise the DET/CHE Executive Committee.

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Current Board

RoleNameInstitutionJob TitleTerm Expires
PresidentChris DuttonUCLAManager, Audio Visual ServicesDec. 2017
President-Elect (Vice President) Rudy SanchezCSU-FresnoInterim Associate Vice President for Faculty AffairsDec. 2017
Immediate Past-PresidentShahra MeshkatyUniversity of San DiegoSr. Director of Academic Technology ServicesDec. 2017
TreasurerBrian WestonCollege of the CanyonsDirector of Distance and Accelerated LearningDec. 2018
SecretaryLeslie TirapellePasadena City CollegeDean of Library, Learning Resources & Distance EducationDec. 2017
Northern Regional DirectorJean-Pierre BayardCalifornia State University Office of the Chancellor Academic Technology ServicesAssociate Director for System-wide Learning Design and TechnologiesDec. 2017
Northern Regional DirectorNoelia FranzenSonoma State UniversityAcademic Technology ManagerDec. 2018
Southern Regional DirectorDan SuchyUC San DiegoInstructional Technology Support ManagerDec. 2017
Southern Regional DirectorHussam KashouLong Beach City CollegeDirector, Instructional Technology & Distance LearningDec. 2018
Private Colleges/ Director at LargeMike TruongAzusa Pacific UniversityExecutive Director, Office of Innovative Teaching and TechnologyDec. 2017
Corporate Sponsor LiaisonNancy CutlerSanta Clara UniversityDeputy CIO for Academic TechnologyDec. 2017
Administrative ManagerJim JuliusMiraCosta CollegeFaculty Director, Online EducationDec. 2017