ACHE West Board of Directors
Western Governors University
Dr. Valerie A. Delleville serves as Associate Dean of the business core and microcredentials at Western Governors University’s College of Business, serving over 32,000 students in her role. Prior to joining WGU, she held leadership positions at the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning, Laureate International Universities, and Drexel University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education spanning across program development, online student retention, enrollment management, partnerships, consulting, evaluation, and alternative forms of learning for college credit (PLA, CBE, and experiential learning).
Valerie holds an Ed.D. and M.S. from Drexel University, MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and dual B.S. in Psychology & Business from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a Semester at Sea scholar.
California State University,
LeSondra Jones is the Senior Program Specialist of Workforce Development at the College of Extended and Global Education at California State University San Bernardino.
LeSondra has increased community partnerships and expanded Professional and Continuing Education course offerings that varies from; youth programs, customized training, professional development and career training programs. She has presented at the California Workforce Association conference highlighting the growing need of Continuing Education through strategic partnerships.
LeSondra continues to place student success at the forefront of all discussions as she leads from the integrative model encouraging those around her to push the boundaries of continuing education and training by collaborating with community and business organizations.
Pacific Oaks College
Michael Lopez-Patton has over 10 years’ experience in operations and higher education leadership and management. In his role as Associate Vice President of Admissions for Pacific Oaks College, Michael serves on the college President's Executive Cabinet and contributes to the creation of and implementation of the College's strategic plan. Michael works with multiple departments to ensure student needs are met while providing an environment of professional development and growth for employees.
Oregon State University
Melanie Mitchell is the Director of Continuing and Professional Education at Oregon State University's College of Business. Melanie works to engage businesses with the college and specifically with companies to develop and deliver custom employee training solutions that address their most pressing challenges.
California State University, Sacramento
Alex Read develops, designs, implements, and delivers professional development programs for the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State. He is responsible for a portfolio of certificate and customized contract training programs. In a leadership role with the organization, Alex creates a team environment that fosters collaboration and growth of the department. In addition to these responsibilities, Alex assists in operationalizing our strategic plans to meet the goals and objectives of the university.hard has spoken at conferences on synchronous e-learning technologies, learning management system implementations and technology adoption and education. He has also consulted for a number of organizations.
Cal State LA
Regina Cash is the Associate Dean of Programs and Academic Programs for the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) at California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Cash oversees all the credit and noncredit programming for the college, as well as corporate education and Semester in LA.
Ms. Cash is a Certified Workforce Development Professional through the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and has over 25 years of experience in this field.
Western Governors University
Jim Franklin's path to higher education leadership began with my Deloitte experience. In addition to Fortune 500 client service responsibilities, he is charged with recruiting a large volume of students from leading universities. These recruiting experiences helped me to develop an independent perspective on the effectiveness of university operations and student services.
Over the years, his energy and enthusiasm for student success grew. It ultimately led to a higher education position at the UT Austin McCombs School of Business.
During his 10 years at UT Austin, he gained a great understanding of the complex needs of key constituents in the university community. That knowledge and experience further drove his interest in maximizing potential educational outcomes for students.
In his current role with Western Governors University (WGU), he remain focused on student success.