2024

Shawn Jones

Shawn Jones

Director of Business Services, Citrus CCD

Shawn Jones has over 20 years of experience in community college administration. He is currently serving as the Director of Business Services at Citrus Community College District, where he is responsible for purchasing, contract management, risk management, transportation and warehouse services. In previous roles, he served as the Interim Director of Fiscal Services at Palomar Community College District and the Accounting Manager at Cerritos Community College District. Shawn’s experience in these previous roles has given him a breadth of knowledge in the areas of district fiscal operations. Shawn participates in the Statewide Association of Community Colleges (SWACC) and is currently serving on the Human Resources Committee. He graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and then went on to Texas A&M University-Commerce where he received a Master of Business Administration.

Susan Langston

Susan Langston

Director of Account Management, Kennan

Susan Langston, Director of Account Management, joined the Keenan family in 1999 and has expertise in both Loss Control and Account Management. Susan manages several JPAs and is responsible for leading program renewals, providing direct client support, reviewing policies and tackling various client coverage inquiries related to contracts. In addition to client support, Susan supervises a team of Account Coordinators and Account Managers in Keenan’s Corporate office and is involved in statewide department projects, training, guidance, and team consistency with a focus on certificates of insurance and public entity risk sharing pool administration.

She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Psychology. Susan also obtained an Associate in Risk Management–Public Entities (ARM-P) designation, is a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM), and is a licensed Fire & Casualty Agent/Broker.

Ronnie Slimp

Ronnie Slimp

Director of Student Housing, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Ronnie Slimp is the Director of the College Finance and Facilities Planning Division’s new Student Housing Unit, which also oversees California Community Colleges’ climate efforts. Before starting this role, Ronnie was a Specialist with the Facilities Planning Unit for several years. On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Ronnie has served and/or advised a variety of statewide committees and workgroups, including the Institutional Effectiveness Advisory Committee, Metric Simplification Workgroup, ACBO Facilities Task Force, Affordable Student Housing Taskforce, and he was a founding co-chair of the Climate Action and Sustainability Steering Committee. Ronnie is a proud alumnus of California Community Colleges.

Justin Hensley

Justin Hensley

Contract Management and Business Process Specialist, JHensley Consulting

Justin Hensley has been a software consultant and system administrator since 2015. In 2019, several clients needed assistance with their existing CLM systems. When Mr. Hensley found their systems to be clunky with limited capabilities, he went in search of a better solution and discovered Agiloft. Seeing the flexibility and benefits of Agiloft, Mr. Hensley pivoted his company to focus exclusively on Agiloft implementations. Mr. Hensley serves as a business analyst, project manager, senior architect, and senior implementer. He brings with him over eighteen years of customer service experience and operational management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University.

Christopher Fallon

Christopher Fallon

Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Christopher Fallon is a partner at Liebert Cassidy Whitmore and provides representation and legal counsel to community college districts, special districts, public and independent schools, and non-profit entities. His practice focuses on matters pertaining to business and facilities including general vendor contracts, construction contracts, property issues, and various business issues. Christopher has substantial experience assisting clients in all manners of their business, transactional, contract, and property needs. He prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts on behalf of clients in numerous fields, including vendor, services, purchasing, construction-related, lease, and employment agreements.

Joel L. A. Peterson, PhD

Joel L. A. Peterson, PhD

Vice Chancellor and Executive Operations Officer, San Diego CCD

Dr. Joel Peterson is currently Vice Chancellor and Executive Operations Officer at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). He oversees all operations, enterprise services, and facilities for one of California’s largest community college districts with four colleges, 10 campuses, and over 100,000 students. Dr. Peterson’s responsibilities include oversight of the SDCCD Police Department, public safety, and parking services; food and retail services; warehousing and inventory services; purchasing and contracts; property management and acquisitions; risk management and occupational safety and health; special events and conference services; sustainability and energy management, and all maintenance, repair, and renovations of all buildings, grounds, and equipment; as well as all planning, design, and construction including completion of the SDCCD’s current $1.6 billion bond construction program and a pending new $3.5 billion bond construction program.

Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied nuclear engineering and economics as a Rodman Scholar and an Echols Scholar. He earned his PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Master of Arts in Education Finance from Claremont Graduate University and his MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Dr. Peterson is a decorated, former Lieutenant Commander, having served seven years active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Office

Lauren McAnelly

Lauren McAnelly

Buyer, Long Beach CCD

Lauren McAnelly is a Buyer at Long Beach City College and manages numerous procurement categories, primarily focusing on technology and facilities management. She has 12 years of experience working in various roles in higher education and is currently serving her first year as co-chair of the Southern California Community College Purchasing Association (SCCCPA). Originally from the Sacramento Valley, she earned her Associates degree in Social Science at Woodland Community College and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at Cal State East Bay.

Teresa Campagna Bryant

Teresa Campagna Bryant

District Director, Procurement and Contracts, State Center CCD

Teresa Campagna Bryant serves as the District Director of Procurement and Contracts for State Center Community College District with over 20 years of experience, both in procurement and construction services. Her role involves directing and integrating the District-wide procurement and contract management process, including goods, services, construction, real estate, and directs contracting of revenue-generating leases. She currently acts as Co-Chair for the Northern California Community College’s Purchasing Group (“NCCCPG”) and is an NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (“NIGP-CPP”).

Darin Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, NIGP-CPP

Darin Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, NIGP-CPP

Chief Procurement Officer, Cal Poly University

Darin is chief procurement officer for Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, where he brings over 25 years of procurement experience. He is past president of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and a recipient of their lifetime achievement award. Darin is the author of several books and articles on procurement and speaks throughout the world on leading procurement practices. He is also a columnist for the NAEP Educational Procurement Journal, focusing on sustainable procurement.

In 2020 and 2021, he served as host of the podcast, The Evolution of Procurement. Darin has served as a faculty member for many leading institutions, including Portland Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and Cal Berkeley. Darin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Political Science, and master’s degrees in Acquisition Management and Educational Technology, but his academic journey began many years ago as a struggling student at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA.

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Client Partner, Newleaf Training and Development

Paul Butler is a Client Partner with Newleaf Training and Development, based in Santa Clarita in Southern California. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), having qualified with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Prior to starting Newleaf Training and Development in 2005, he served as a Regional Finance Director for Marriott International Hotels and Hilton International Hotels. Paul also served as the Director of Finance for Hilton Honors. Newleaf has served 23 of the California Community Colleges with Classified Professional Development and in 2016 opened a second office, based in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Paul is a published author and a faculty member of The Master’s University in Santa Clarita. Originally from Staffordshire, England Paul has been married to his wife Gaynor since 1994 and they have two adult children.