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Jannett N. Jackson, Ph.D.
President
Vice President, Instruction (Interim)
 Mary Beth Benvenutti, Business Manager
Mary Beth Benvenutti began her career as an Accountant in the
aerospace industry in New Orleans, LA. In 1986 she was hired
as the Chief Accountant for Peralta Community College District
and was promoted to Business Officer at Merritt College in
1988 where she worked for 5 years.
In 1993, Mary Beth joined UC Berkeley where she worked for 2
years in the Communications Department.
In 1994 Mary Beth joined Mills College Finance department
working with students as the Manager of Student Accounts, the
computing systems, Payroll department, the database for
Human Resource/Payroll areas, implemented reporting for
multiple areas, including position management, finance,
human resource budgeting, all aspects of grants & contracts.
In 2007, Mary Beth returned to Peralta as the Business Manager
for Laney College.
In February 2010 Mary Beth joined the District Office as Interim
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Finance .
Randy Conner, PhD, Humanities/LGBTQ Studies
Ph.D. Humanities, CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San
Francisco
M.A. English, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
B.A.
English, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin,TX
Teaching Experience:
2002-Present Instructor, English, Los Medanos CC
2005-Present Adjunct Faculty, CA Institute of Integral
Studies, San Francisco, CA
2008, 2010
Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Dept. (Chicano
Studies), Univ of California, Berkeley
2001
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Public
Intellectuals Program, Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic
Univ, Boca Raton, FL
1983-1986 Instructor, Humanities, Religion, and English,
1990-1997
Austin Community College, Austin, TX
1976-1978
Assistant Instructor, English, Univ of Texas,
Austin, TX
Shahbaz Shahbazi, General Accounting & Business
Ph.D.
M.A.
M.A.
M.A.
B.S.
B.S.
International Business Mgmt, Univ of Texas, Dallas
International Business Mgmt, Univ of Texas, Dallas &
Economics (equivalency)
Accounting, National Iranian Oil company N.I.O.C.
College of Accountancy
Political Science, Univ of Tehran, School of Law &
Political Science
Accounting, N.I.O.C. College of Accountancy
Has taught Economics and different business subjects for more than
30yrs. Currently, he teaches in Merritt College, Diablo Valley College, and
Chabot College.
He has long term work experience in managerial and policy making
positions, mostly in marketing and finance areas. He was the CFO of Iran
Air for 5 yrs and Director of Marketing and Commercial Agreements for
15 years. Dr. Shahbazi has extensive work experience in international
affairs and a long background of working with international organizations
such as ICC, IATA, and ICAO.
William (Bill) Gravelle, Interim Director ATLAS
B.S. Marketing, CSU, Chico
MBA Finance , St Mary’s College
Extensive experience in the logistics
industry working as a Terminal
Manager, Western Regional Traffic
Manager, Director, Supply Chain
Logistics including positions with
Southern Pacific Railroad, Gallo Wines,
Southern Wine and Spirits, and Young
Markets. He is serving his second term
as President of the Northern California
Warehouse Education and Research
Council (WERC), a Supply Chain
Industry association.
CONGRATS!!!
Kathleen Rooney
full time hire at College of Marin, Dental Assisting
Vice President, Student Services
LOIS SILVERS, DSPS College to Career Grant
Lois Silvers has worked with adults with disabilities, through
Oakland Unified’s Adult & Career Education Department for
the past ten years—most recently with the Project SEARCH
program at Children’s Hospital Oakland, where her students
worked as interns in a variety of departments within the
hospital, and practiced the soft skills necessary for
employment.
She has also worked with adults with severe and chronic mental illness
at Towne House Wellness Center in Oakland, a pre-vocational program
of Bay Area Community Services-where much of the curriculum focused
on independent living skills- as well as the hands-on skills required for
entry-level food service jobs.
She is happy to participate in the inauguration of a new Project SEARCH
program at the Kaiser HR Service Center through collaboration with the
College to Career program
Vivian Virkkila, Interim Transfer Center Director
Jamar Mears for the YESS-ILP
Business Manager
Disabled Students Programs & Services
Travel & Conference Administrative Procedures

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