Program Advisory Council

Westcliff University has established a Program Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC is comprised of respected representatives from segments of the marketplace which are directly related to our instructional programs.

The Council members provide the university with detailed advice regarding the adequacy of our program objectives, curriculum and course materials. They likewise review the manner in which the courses are offered to the students and the resulting achievement of our students in relationship to meeting the specific, changing needs of the marketplace.

The duties of the Council regarding each program within the University are:

  • Review instructional program needs for the students
  • Help identify and assess labor market requirements
  • Review and advise about the establishment and maintenance of realistic and practical instructional programs
  • Participate in developing community understanding and support for our programs
  • Provide information regarding new developments that require changes in our curricula
  • Review the various case studies used in the courses
  • Assist the university in reviewing legislation affecting our programs

The following are the current members of our Program Advisory Council:


Program Advisory Council (College of Education)

Destyn Laporte, Program Manager, El Camino College

Carmen Carillo, Department Chair, LA Harbor College

Gilbert Sanchez, Dean of Academic, Kingston University

Juliette Hing, Director of Administration, Hancock International College

Donna Brinton, Lecturer/Academic Coordinator, UCLA ESL Service Courses

Sonja Lovelace, Lecturer, Language Academy, USC Rossier School of Education

Nina Ito, Academic Coordinator, American Language Institute, CSULB

Don Sillings, General Manager, CATESOL


Program Advisory Council (College of Business)

Calvin Madlock, Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology, Peralta Community College District

Marjean Clements, Career Center Manager, SELACO Work Force Investment Board

Joshua Solt, COO, SOFA Entertainment

Ryan Weldon, Executive Vice President, Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Mario Delangpan, Manager, Schools Federal Credit Union