As chair, I steal brilliant ideas from committee members and repackage them as my original material.

Bryan Reece


Co-Chair

Dr. Reece is Vice President of Instruction at Crafton Hills College. As VPI, he is responsible for the academic program of the College, including curriculum design, schedule development, faculty training, learning resources, program quality, education master planning and other matters related to the academic life of faculty and students.

Dr. Reece holds a PhD, MA and BA in Political Science from USC and has over 23 years of community college experience with deep teaching expertise and a broad range of administrative/leadership experience. Dr. Reece has a strong record of grant writing and fundraising, is an awarded teacher, a published author and a frequent speaker/presenter with particular expertise at the intersection of technology, teaching and operations.

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I run Title V on campus. This means I have more discretionary money than you do. I win.

Debbie Bogh


Co-Chair, Title V Project Director

Debbie started her career at CHC as an adjunct counselor in 2003 and by 2004 she became a full time counselor. After an in-house search in 2010, Debbie was selected as the Project Director over the new Title V HSI grant. She has a Master of Arts in Education from University of Redlands and a Bachelor in Arts in Psychology from CSUSB. She is very involved within the community, and loves spending time with family, as well as gardening.

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I am the Academic Senate President and Mayor . . . the EMP Committee meetings would go much faster, if everyone would just do what I say.

Denise Allen-Hoyt


Academic Senate President

I have Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Redlands. I am a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. In the late 80's I spent 4 years working as a volunteer for VISTA, where I learned how to remodel homes from the ground up. I taught mathematics for 11 years at Yucaipa Junior High School and both math and technology at Yucaipa High School for 8 years. I am completing my 12th year as a CIS instructor at Crafton Hills College. For the past two years I have served as the Academic Senate President and also as the Mayor for the City of Yucaipa. My passions are teaching, serving the community, swimming, surfing, skiing, diving and technology.

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I share my love of history.

Jane Beitscher


Joined CHC Faculty in 1990-1991; has won distinguished teaching awards from faculty and students; is contemplating retirement; lives in the Inland Empire with her husband, 3 dogs and 4 cats; dedicated Torah reader for Congregation Etz Hadar; passionate about teaching and learning; also very funny.

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What’s not to love about bow ties and numbers? I like being different.

Ben Gamboa


I am the bow-tie-wearing Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning where I research the programs and services that help Crafton students succeed. I have been with Crafton and the San Bernardino Community College District for over twelve years serving in various roles across both campuses and the district offices. Prior to working at Crafton, I was a student here and transferred to Regis University in Denver where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Economy. I am now in a graduate program at the University of Redlands studying business administration with an emphasis in geographic information systems. I live in Highland with my husband, two beautiful daughters, and two black labs.

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Working at Crafton Hills College makes me happy, happy, happy.

Cyndi Gundersen


I’m new to Crafton, but not new to education. My Associate of Arts degree is in Administration and Information Systems and my Bachelor of Arts degree is in Business Administration. I love to run and have completed several half marathons. Next year I plan to have a triple crown for my “Diva” runs.

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My job is to take dry subject matter and make it understandable to an eighth grader.

Donna Hoffmann


Marketing Director for Crafton Hills College with over 25 years in higher education, including roles as the District Director of Marketing for the San Bernardino Community College District and Assistant Dean for Marketing for the College of Extended Learning at CSUSB; Family and friends are her priority,with a resolution to always have fun.

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I make people work out and have fun.

Janine Ledoux


Tenured Professor of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition with over 23 years at CHC; Co-Chair of the Department; Established the CHC C.O.A.C.H. (Creating Opportunities and Changing Hearts) Project which includes student involvement with the CHC raised bed vegetable garden and monthly community dinners for those less fortunate. Passionate about exercise and healthful living; special interests: all types of cycling and hiking with her loyal companion, Myra (4 year old rescue mutt).

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I turn whiny, smart-mouthed students into hard-ass public safety professionals.

Gary Reese


After a long and successful career in the technical field, Mr. Gary Reese decided to enter the field of emergency services. Gary completed the Crafton Hills College Paramedic program 1998. He is still licensed as a paramedic in California. At his paramedic program graduation, Reese was awarded the most improved. He continues to strive every day to be the most improved.

Continuing his desire to help others learn and advance, Gary started his educational career with the San Bernardino Community College District in 2002. He has served as the EMT Program Director since 2006. In 2009, Reese was awarded a grant to create the Crafton Hills College High Fidelity Simulation Center. This simulation center is similar is scope and ability as those at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other international centers of excellence.

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I help students believe they can succeed.

Ernesto Rivera


STEM Transfer Services Coordinator with a B.A. degree from the University of California, Riverside and a M.A. in Educational Counseling from the University of Redlands; Personal inspiration comes from his own experience being a migrant student, and those of his family and close friends; Believes his experiences, bicultural and bilingual skills and education, will help influence the lives of students, enabling students to realize their educational goals and dreams.

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This meeting has too many words. Can you please convert everything to numbers?

Mike Strong


Vice President of Administrative Services

Michael Strong is Vice President of Administrative Services at Crafton Hills College with responsibility for budget, campus construction, facilities, the campus business office, communication office, bookstore, cafeteria, and the facilities use office. He began his tenure with the district as a construction project manager in 2003 and has been building and managing projects for 19 years. His role as VPAS began in 2010. He has a BS in construction management and a minor in business management from Brigham Young University.

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I advocate for students’ success, and let Bryan steal my ideas.

Rebeccah Warren-Marlatt


Rebeccah Warren-Marlatt has worked at CHC as Vice President of Student Services since 2009. She has spent her entire professional life in higher education, having worked at CSUSB and SBVC previously. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from CSUSB and a doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice from the University of Redlands. Rebeccah’s favorite things are integrated planning, assessment, program review, anything to do with accreditation, the impact of student background on college enrollment and choice, diversity policy, student conduct, and Title IX. She is married to a school principal and has a grown daughter, a Clinical Social Worker and artist in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Rebeccah loves her work at CHC and believes community college has the potential to de-stratify our society and to interrupt intergenerational poverty. And she lets Bryan steal her ideas.

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I’m a Trekkie who loves data!

Keith Wurtz


With a master’s degree in sociology, Keith’s first exposure to community colleges was as a statistics student. He took statistics at a local community college so that he could meet the requirements for a degree at a four-year university without having to take a math assessment test. His first job at a community college was as a Sociology instructor. A couple of years later he responded to a flyer stating that he could earn some extra money as a professional expert researcher at a community college. He has now been working as a researcher at community colleges for about 14 years, first as a Research Analyst, Senior Research Analyst, Director, and now as a Dean. Keith has been with Crafton Hills College for four years, first as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning, and currently as the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning.

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