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EMA Instructors


The Enrollment Management Academy will be led by Pamela Deegan (former CIO and CCCIO President), Carlos Lopez, (CIO at Moreno Valley College), Alketa Wojcik (CSSO at MiraCosta College), Tim Flood (CBO at MiraCosta College), and Christina Ryan Rodriguez (Dean of Enrollment Services at Golden West College). 

The Academy has been assisting California Community Colleges in successfully planning and scheduling programs to ensure student success since 2015. To date, EMA has hosted 70 colleges with many opting to return to the Academy in order to train additional college colleagues involved in the enrollment management process.


Pamela Deegan

Deegan-200px.pngPam Deegan began her career at California State University, Los Angeles, where she taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in structural kinesiology and exercise physiology. She then moved to the California Community College system as a faculty member.

Pam served for over 29 years in the California Community College system and over 36 years in higher education. Seventeen of those years were as a faculty member, while 19 were as an administrator. This later category included service as Dean of Instruction at Irvine Valley College and Santiago Canyon College; and Vice President of Instruction or Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) at Miramar College, Mt. San Jacinto College, and MiraCosta College.

Pam served as President of the Chief Instructional Officer for California. Perhaps her most notable contribution during her tenure as president was to work with the presidents of both the state Academic Senate for Community Colleges and the Chief Student Services Officers to develop the idea and plan for the Basic Skills Initiative for all of the students in the community college system.
Pam’s commitment to leadership was rewarded with the 2007 Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) Award for Administrative Excellence, an honor that culminated from nominations throughout the state. She also received the 2009 Carter Doran Award—the award that is granted to one CIO in California each year for leadership and vision.

Although retired, Pam continues to serve the community college system. Pam believes that effective leaders share their expertise with their colleagues.
She taught instruction and enrollment management at Claremont Graduate University and conducts the University’s 4-day Enrollment Management Academy for community college teams. She has also taught enrollment management at Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) 101.

For over 15 years, Pam, with two other former CIOs, conducted bi-annual training for new CIOs and instructional deans. Her major contributions to the training are in the realm of enrollment management and scheduling best practices.

Pam also served as the lead administrative author for the Chancellor’s Office “Basic Skills Completion: The Key to Student Success in California Community Colleges”.

Carlos Lopez

Lopez-200px.pngCarlos Lopez, Moreno Valley College as Vice President of Academic Affairs with more than 17 years of community college service as both a faculty member and an administrator.

Prior to arriving at MVC, he was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Ana College. In this role he provided administrative oversight for all credit instructional programs, online education, OER programs, academic support services, athletics, two public safety academies. He was instrumental to the development and implementation of Santa Ana College’s bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies. Lopez is a widely recognized expert in strategic enrollment management and co-teaches a summer academy, co-sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the College of Educational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. The executive board of the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers recently appointed Lopez to serve on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Strategic Enrollment Management workgroup.

In addition, he has served as the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences at MiraCosta College and Dean of Instruction for Academic Programs at Mt. San Jacinto College. Lopez was an associate professor of mathematics at Mt. San Jacinto College where he also served as the chairperson of the Mathematics Department and project director of a U.S. Department of Education Title V STEM grant. He is active in state-wide organizations and served on the Executive Board of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE).

Lopez earned an MS in Statistics from the University of California, Riverside and a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. He is all but dissertation and anticipates completion of an Ed.D in Educational Leadership through a collaborative program with the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos.