Meet our Executive Committee
The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders is governed by an executive committee comprised of 16 individuals, with one selected from the members’ official representatives in each WICHE state and territory. This group has oversight responsibility for all of the activities of the Alliance. It meets face-to-face twice per year and otherwise by conference call as needed.
Alliance Executive Committee, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alliance Executive Committee, Maricopa Community Colleges
Alliance Executive Committee, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Alliance Executive Committee, Colorado Community College System
Alliance Executive Committee, University of Hawaii System
Alliance Executive Committee, North Idaho College
Forum/Alliance Executive Committee, Montana University System
Alliance Executive Committee, Truckee Meadows Community College
Alliance Executive Committee, New Mexico Military Institute
Alliance Executive Committee, Williston State College
Alliance Executive Committee, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Alliance Executive Committee, Lake Area Technical Institute
Alliance Executive Committee, Alliance Chair, Salt Lake Community College
Clifton Sanders has served Salt Lake Community College(SLCC) as provost for academic affairs since 2015. He is chief academic officer at SLCC, overseeing instruction and training for more than 61,000 students annually. Previously, he served in several roles at SLCC, including assistant professor of chemistry, division chair for natural sciences and communication, and dean of science, mathematics and engineering. Prior to his tenure at SLCC Sanders was a senior research scientist and co-inventor on six patents in biomaterials technology. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Hamline University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah.
Alliance Executive Committee, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Carli Schiffner serves as the deputy executive director of education at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. She is a dedicated leader in higher education, with over fifteen years of progressive senior leadership experience in positions including interim university president, university provost, vice president for instruction, and dean of arts and sciences. Schiffner values servant leadership, collaboration, quality improvement, focusing on the whole student, an entrepreneurial spirit, equity, hard work, and a sense of humor. She has a B.A. in history and political science from Gonzaga University; a M.A. in cultural and intellectual history from Drew University; and a Ph.D. in American women’s history from Washington State University.
Alliance Executive Committee, Laramie County Community College