Regional Partnership Advisory Board

The Regional Partnership Advisory Board (RPAB) is co-chaired by the Program Director and an elected Co-Chair of the Regional Partnership Advisory Board. The Regional Partnership Advisory Board normally represents the Regional Partnership in matters related to the Ed.D. program. It provides for ongoing collaboration between the program and the region's pre-K-12 and community college/post-secondary education communities and it appoints regional representatives to committees and bodies associated with the Ed.D. program.

The Regional Partnership Advisory Board consists of the following members:

  • Program Director (Co-Convener of meetings along with one of the Regional Partnership Advisory Board members who has been elected as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board)
  • At least six Superintendents from surrounding school districts
  • At least three Community College Presidents (Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, etc.)

The Regional Partnership Advisory Board represents the interests of pre-K-12 public education and community college/post-secondary education in curriculum and policy matters. It brings issues of currency, applicability, and practicality of the curriculum to the forefront of discussions.

Regional Partnership Advisory Board Members


Mike Berg, Superintendent, Central Unified School District

Deborah Blue, Chancellor, State Center Community College District

Rosa Flores Carlson, President, Porterville College

Ben Duran, President, Merced College

Mark Ford, Superintendent, Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District

Cecilia Massetti, County Superintendent, Madera County Office of Education

Donald Goodyear, Retired President, College of the Sequoias

Frank Gornick, Chancellor, West Hills Community College District

Michael Hanson, Superintendent, Fresno Unified School District

Marcus Johnson, Superintendent, Sanger Unified School District

Larry Powell, Superintendent, Fresno County Office of Educationt

Paul Terry, Superintendent, Hanford Elementary School District

Lloyd Wamhof, Professional Standards Advocate, Association of California School Administrators