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College Leadership

College Leadership

Board of Trustees

President, Trustee Area 2 (Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe) - Rick Cassar, M.S.

Vice President, Trustee Area 1 (Del Mar, Solana Beach) - Anna Pedroza, M.S.

Trustee Area 3 (Encinitas, La Costa) - Jacqueline Simon, M.A.

Trustee Area 4 (Carlsbad) - Frank Merchat, B.S.

Trustee Area 5 (South Oceanside) - George McNeil, M.A.

Trustee Area 6 (Northwest Oceanside) - Raye Clendening, M.A.Ed.

Trustee Area 7 (Northeast Oceanside) - William C. Fischer, Ph.D.

Superintendent/President - Sunita Cooke, Ph.D.

Student Trustee - TBD

Administrative Officers

Superintendent/President - Sunita Cooke, Ph.D.

Vice President, Administrative Services - Tim Flood, M.P.A.

Vice President, Human Resources - Charlie Ng, M.B.A.

Vice President, Instructional Services - Denée Pescarmona, M.A.

Vice President, Student Services - Alketa Wojcik, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President, Chief Information Systems Officer - Anthony Maciel, Ed.D.

Vice President, Institutional Advancement - Shannon Stubblefield, M.A.

Director, Public and Governmental Relations, Marketing, and Communications - Kristen Huyck, Ed.D.

Dean, Admissions and Student Support - Freddy Ramirez, Ed.D.

Dean, Arts and International Languages - Jonathan Fohrman, M.A.

Dean, Continuing and Community Education and Community Learning Center Site Administrator - John Makevich, M.S.

Dean, Career Education and Workforce Development - Albert Taccone, Ph.D.

Dean, Counseling and Student Development - Wendy Stewart, Ed.D.

Dean, Letters, Humanities, and Communication Studies and San Elijo Campus Site Administrator - Antonio Alarcon, M.A., M.F.A

Dean, Math and Sciences - Michael Fino, Ed.D.

Dean, Instructional Services - Zhenya Lindstrom, M.S.

Dean, Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness - Christopher Tarman, M.A.

Dean, Student Affairs - Nick Mortaloni, Ed.D., LCSW

Associate Dean, Career Education - Benjamin Gamboa, M.B.A.

Associate Dean, Nursing and Allied Health - TBD

Department Chairs

Administration of Justice - Ruben Gomez

Adult High School - Angela Senigaglia

Art - Gilbert Neri

Automotive Technology - Paul Katson

Biological Sciences - Suzie Bailey, Ph.D.

Biotechnology - Barbara Juncosa, Ph.D.

Business - Annie Ngo, Ph.D.

Career Studies and Services - Donna Davis

Chemistry - Kristine Arquero, Ph.D.

Child Development - Claudia Flores

Communication Studies - Eric Robertson

Computer Science - Michael Paulding, Ph.D.

Computer Studies and Information Technology - Steve Isachsen

Counseling - Adrean Askerneese, Ed.D. and Don Love

Dance - Trisha Hanada-Rogers

Design - David Parker

Disabled Students Programs and Services - Jeff Higginbotham

English as a Second Language - Mary Gross 

General Noncredit and Short-Term Vocation - Erica Duran

History - Robert Bond, Ph.D.

Horticulture - Megan Allison

International Languages - Cristina Toharia, Ph.D.

Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition - Casey McFarland

Letters, Pre-Transfer - Jacob Strona

Letters, Transfer - Maria Figueroa

Library Science - Glorian Sipman

Mathematics - Leila Safaralian, Ed.D.

Media Arts and Technologies - Karl Cleveland

Music - Steve Torok

Noncredit English as a Second Language - Tricia Hoste

Nursing and Allied Health - Sue Simpson

Philosophy & Religious Studies - Isabel Luengo, Ph.D.

Physical Sciences - Erika Peters, Ph.D.

Psychology - Krista Byrd

Social Science - Lynne Miller, Ph.D.

Sociology - Sean Davis

Theatre and Film - Tracy Williams

Academic Senate

President - Leila Safaralian, Ed.D.

Vice President - Curry Mitchell

Coordinating Officer - Robin Allyn

Full-Time Faculty Representatives

Senator - Angela Beltran-Aguilar

Senator - Shawn Firouzian

Senator - Jim Julius

Senator - Delores Loedel

Senator - Tyrone Nagai

Senator - Don Love

Senator - Candy Owens

Associate Faculty Representatives

Senator - Ingrid Bairstow

Senator - Karla Cordero

Senator - Brian Page

Senator - Hossein Ravanbaksh

Senator - Krista Warren

Ex-Officio Member - Sunita Cooke, Ph.D.

Classified Senate

President - ​Carl Banks

Vice President ​Ingrid Philips

Treasurer - Marlesha Keys

Secretary ​Kaarina Taylor

Senator - Angelena Boles

Senator -​ Chelsea Chavira

Senator ​Donney Cummings Jr.

Senator - Gina Hanson

Senator - Maria-Isabel Rocha-Duarte

Senator - Omar Jimenez

Senator - Jacob Sneary

Senator - Shannon Tuise'e

Ex-Officio Member - Sunita Cooke, Ph.D.

Campus Locations

MiraCosta Community Learning Center

1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
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MiraCosta Oceanside Campus Building

1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
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MiraCosta Technology Career Institute Building

2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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