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Jennifer Keiper

Senior Director of CollegeBuys, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Jennifer Keiper currently serves as Senior Director of CollegeBuys at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, where she oversees business development efforts and program operations for the CollegeBuys program. One of her key roles is to sustain core business lines, diversify procurement opportunities, improve operational efficiencies and lead the department’s compliance efforts. Jennifer and her team work closely with the Chancellor’s Office, the Advisory Group and key stakeholders across the 73 districts to ensure their needs are being reflected in systemwide agreements, while simultaneously collaborating with corporate and intersegmental partners to increase access and cost-savings for students, colleges, and the system as a whole. Jennifer has over ten years of experience in California’s public sector, eight of which have been dedicated to contracting in higher education within the CCC and UC systems. In her previous role as Contracts Officer for UC Davis Health, she was responsible for negotiating business contracts for UC Davis Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. Jennifer earned her bachelor of arts in political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her juris doctorate in public interest from UC Davis School of Law.

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

Jorge Burwick

Senior Program Manager of CollegeBuys, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Jorge Burwick serves as the Senior Program Manager of CollegeBuys where he oversees CollegeBuys contracts, vendor relationships, and contract support functions. Based on systemwide need, he works to develop new business lines by vetting prospective vendors and managing compliant requests for proposals. Jorge supports systemwide collaborative procurement initiatives. Jorge has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has committed himself to working with projects that focus on equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Foundation, he managed student programs at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he was responsible for corporate relations and campus outreach. Jorge is a native Texan and earned his bachelor's from Trinity University and master's from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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.