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Board, Staff & Core Faculty

Meet the Board

Michael Young / Chair

Wegis & Young
Class 35

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Cameron Boswell / Vice Chair

J.G. Boswell
Class 42

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Emily Rooney / Secretary-Treasurer

Agricultural Council of California
Class 39

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Yissel Barajas

Reiter Affiliated Companies
Class 40

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Karen Caplan

Frieda's Inc.

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Jason Cole

Cole Limited
Class 42

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Correen Davis

The Gorrill Ranch
Class 45

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Rob Goff

Wonderful Orchards
Class 45

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Fidela Irigoyen

Wells Fargo
Class 21

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Joel Kimmelshue

Land IQ
Class 37

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Mike Mendes

Trinitas Farming
Class 39

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Paul Parreira

Parreira Almond Processing Co.
Class 44

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Dr. Martin Sancho-Madriz

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Meet the Staff

Dwight Ferguson

President & CEO
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Abby Taylor-Silva

Executive Vice President
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Dr. Robert Flores

Co-Interim Director of Education
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Dr. Peggy Sears Perry

Co-Interim Director of Education
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Kelli Coffey

Donor Relations Manager
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Sharon Harney

Finance Manager
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Judy Sparacino

Programs Manager
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Deanna van Klaveren

Alumni Engagement Manager
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Meredith Rehrman Ritchie

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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Mia Mirassou

Administrative Assistant
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Darlene Din

Exchange Programs Consultant
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Liza Teixeira Robertson

Writer/Editor
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Meet the Core Faculty

Dr. Athanasios "Alex" Alexandrou

California State University, Fresno

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Dr. Amanda Crump

University of California, Davis

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Dr. Erin Gorter

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Dr. Peggy Sears Perry

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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