Appellate Hearing Panel
This page presents a list of the members of the Appellate Hearing Panel for 2013-2015, from which panelists for particular cases may be named. Qualified panelists will be former Commissioners or will otherwise demonstrate appropriate ACCJC accreditation experience.
Dr. Deborah G. Blue
- Dr. Blue serves as an Administrative Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Dr. Blue is Chancellor of State Center Community College District. Dr. Blue previously served as Vice President of Policy with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Dr. Blue served as President of Laney College in Oakland, and was Associate Dean of Instruction at Fresno City College. Dr. Blue holds a BS degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Michigan University, and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Constance M. Carroll
- Dr. Carroll serves as an Administrative Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Dr. Carroll is Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. Dr. Carroll served as President of San Diego Mesa College, President of Saddleback College, and President of Indian Valley College Marin CCD. Dr. Carroll served as Interim Chancellor of the Marin CCD. Dr. Carroll has a BA degree in Humanities from Duquesne University, and MA and Ph.D. degrees in the Classics from University of Pittsburg.
Ms. Lurelean Gaines
- Ms. Gaines serves as an Academic Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Ms. Gaines is Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at East Los Angeles College. Ms. Gaines served as Division Dean of Nursing at Pasadena City College, and Coordinator of Project Match at the Los Angeles Community College District. Ms. Gaines holds an AA Degree in Nursing from Los Angeles City College, a BSN degree from CSU Los Angeles, and a MSN from CSU Los Angeles.
Dr. Erlinda Martinez
- Dr. Martinez serves as an Administrative Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Dr. Martinez serves as President of Santa Ana College. Dr. Martinez has served as Vice President of Student Services/Assistant Superintendent at Cerritos College, Administrative Dean and Dean of Students at Mission College, and Director of Student Affairs at El Camino College. Dr. Martinez holds a BA in Sociology from UC Riverside, an MA in Counselor Education from CSU Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Tom McFadden
- Dr. McFadden serves as a Public Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Dr. McFadden previously served as President of Marymount College. Dr. McFadden was Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. John Fisher College, and Dean, College of the Arts and Sciences at St. Joseph’s University. Dr. McFadden holds a BA degree in Philosophy from Cathedral College, an MA degree in Theology from Gregorian University, and a Ph.D. degree in Theological Studies from Catholic University of America.
Mr. Bill McGinnis
- Mr. McGinnis serves as an Other Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Mr. McGinnis is a Trustee with Butte-Glenn Community College District. Mr. McGinnis previously served as Assistant Vice President of Administration at CSU Chico. Mr. McGinnis served as City Administrator for the City of Marysville, City Manager for the City of Crescent City, and in the Administrative Officer for the County of Curry, Oregon. Mr. McGinnis holds a BS degree in Business from Midwestern College and an MPA degree from University of West Florida.
Ms. Susan Moses
- Ms. Moses serves as an Academic Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Ms. Moses served as Professor/Instructor at College of Micronesia-FSM, Coordinator, Special Education Programs, FSM National Government, and as Resource Room Teacher/Supervisor, CNMI Schools Saipan. Ms. Moses previously served as President of College of Micronesia-FSM. Ms. Moses holds a BS degree in Liberal Arts from University of Illinois, and an MA degree in Special Education from University of Oregon.
Dr. Jan Muto
- Ms. Muto serves as an Academic Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Ms. Muto serves as Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Norco College. Ms. Muto previously served as President of Riverside City College, Interim President of Marysville Community and Technical College, Assistant to the Chancellor for Teaching and Learning Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and Chief Academic Officer/Dean of Academic Affairs, Madisonville Community College. Ms. Muto holds a BA degree and an MA degree in Communication from University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Communication from University of Utah.
Mr. Joseph Richey
- Mr. Richey serves as a Public Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Mr. Richey previously served as President/CEO of Industry Education Council of California, Director, Employment, Placement and Training with Pacific Bell, and as President & Vice President of Industry Education Council of California. Mr. Richey holds an AS degree in Business Management from Moorpark College, and a BS degree in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Henry Shannon
- Dr. Shannon serves as an Administrative Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Dr. Shannon serves as Superintendent/President of Chaffey College. Dr. Shannon previously served as Chancellor of St. Louis Community College, Campus President of St. Louis Community College Forest Park, Dean of Student Development, and Assistant Director of Student Education Services at St. Louis University. Dr. Shannon holds a BA degree in Education from Harris Stowe State University, an MA degree in Counseling Education and a Ph.D. degree in Education from Washington University, St. Louis Missouri.
Mr. Floyd Takeuchi
- Mr. Takeuchi serves as a Public Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Mr. Takeuchi is the owner of 2LDK Media. Mr. Takeuchi previously served as Senior Executive, VP, President, and COO of PacificBasin Communications, Correspondent for Bloomberg News, Managing Editor of The Daily Post, and Assistant City Editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Mr. Takeuchi holds a BS degree in Journalism from Boston University, and an MA from University of Hawai`i-Manoa in Pacific Island Studies.
Ms. Margaret Tillery
- Ms. Tillery serves as an Academic Representative member of the Appeals Hearing Panel. Ms. Tillery serves as Learning Disabilities Specialist at Allan Hancock College. She provides individual student instruction as well as instructional support at the college. Ms. Tillery previously served as a Part-time Instructor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Educational Consultant with Solutions West, Executive Assistant to Superintendent/ALO at Allan Hancock College, and Affirmative Action/Staff Diversity Officer at Allan Hancock College. Ms. Tillery holds a BA in Political Science from Connecticut College, and an MA in Special Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.