CCA President: Lynette Nyaggah
Rio Hondo College
Lynette has taught for over 25 years at a variety of educational institutions: CSU Fullerton, bilingual kindergarten in Long Beach, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Cerritos College as a part time faculty member, and Rio Hondo College.
Lynette earned her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics at UCLA, where she specialized in African languages.
She has served as CCA Board member, CCA Treasurer, and is currently CCA Vice President.
CCA Vice President: Brad Reynolds
College of the Canyons
Brad Reynolds was born and raised in southern California and received degrees are from UCLA and USC. His specialty is Caribbean History, but he also teaches US History and European History. Brad has taught history at three universities and two community colleges and has been at College of the Canyons since 1975.
CCA Secretary: DeWayne Sheaffer
Long Beach City College
DeWayne has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years. During his tenure, he has come to appreciate the role the union plays in the protection and development of quality faculty.
Dewayne enjoys working with an organization that works hard in getting faculty what they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
CCA Treasurer: Jim Weir
Jim has been teaching in the California Community College system since 1971, first at Miramar College in the Aircraft Inspection and Maintenance department, and since 1981 in the Electronics and Mechatronics (CTE) program at Sierra College in Rocklin. He is currently the Vice President and Membership Chair for the Sierra College Faculty Association.
Jim was a charter member of the Part Time SCFA division and a co-author of the constitution and bylaws that reunited Sierra's Full and Part time faculty into a single entity.
He attended Grossmont Community College and graduated from San Diego State University (then San Diego State College) in 1967 with a degree in Physics, Mathematics, and Aerospace Studies--those were the days of the "designer major."
When not teaching, he finds time to run his aviation electronics manufacturing company, write a monthly column for a national aviation magazine, teach student pilots to fly, inspect aircraft for airworthiness, keep the orchard trimmed, plant the garden, and take the airplane up for the occasional pleasure flight for fun. He also spent 1986-1994 as the County of Nevada Supervisor, District III.
Prior to his academic career, he worked on the space program (Apollo, Surveyor, and Viking) and put himself through school as a mechanic for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA).
Jim lives in Grass Valley on a couple of acres of garden and orchard with Gail (also a flight instructor and consummate web guru), Katie (the Sheltie), Ollie (the Lhasa Apso), and Charly and Grady (the pound kitties and world-class ratters).