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
PresidentNoelia FranzenSonoma State UniversityAcademic Technology ManagerDec. 2019
President-Elect (Vice President)John BansavichU. of San FranciscoDirector of Learning TechnologiesDec. 2019
Immediate Past-President Rudy SanchezCSU-FresnoInterim Associate Vice President for Faculty AffairsDec. 2019
TreasurerBrian WestonCollege of the CanyonsDirector of Distance and Accelerated LearningDec. 2020
SecretaryJoan HolmquistUC MercedDirector, Academic & Emerging TechnologiesDec. 2019
Northern Regional DirectorRebecca MillerUC San FranciscoDirector, Office of Education and Instructional SupportDec. 2020
Northern Regional DirectorMichelle Pacansky-BrockCalifornia Community Colleges (@ONE/OEI)Faculty Mentor, Digital InnovationDec. 2019
Southern Regional DirectorDan SuchyUC San DiegoInstructional Technology Support ManagerDec. 2019
Southern Regional DirectorHussam KashouLong Beach City CollegeDirector, Instructional Technology & Distance LearningDec. 2020
Private Colleges/ Director at LargeBob SmithStanford UniversityDirector, Classroom InnovationDec. 2019
Corporate Sponsor LiaisonNancy CutlerSanta Clara UniversityDeputy CIO for Academic TechnologyDec. 2019
Administrative ManagerJim JuliusMiraCosta CollegeFaculty Director, Online EducationDec. 2020