Board of Directors

San Diego Mesa College Foundation Board 2013-14

Elected Officers:

President: Steve Cooke, Public Director

Vice President: Jeremy Sanders, Public Director

Treasurer: Petar Kralev, Public Director

Secretary: Kathy Fennessey, College Director



Elizabeth Armstrong

Barbara Busch

Steve Cooke

Tom Kaye

Petar Kralev

Celeste Kupperbusch

Jeff Marston

Ricky Maveety

Jeremy Sanders



College Directors

Jesus Escudero, Associated Student Government Representative

Kathy Fennessey, Classified Representative

Laurie Mackenzie, Faculty Representative

Tim McGrath, Administrative Representative

Rachelle Agatha, VP/Admin. Services (Ex-Officio)

Dr. Julianna Barnes, VP/ Student Services (Ex-Officio)

Lina Heil, PIO/ Marketing (Ex-Officio)

Dr. Pamela T. Luster, President (Ex-Officio)

Denise Rogers, Faculty (Ex-Officio)

Susan Topham, Student Services (Ex-Officio)





In Memoriam

Ruth Kern, 91, long-time president of the San Diego Mesa College Foundation and ardent advocate and steward of the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, passed away on June 5, 2010. Through her leadership and personal scholarships to students, many lives, families and futures have been changed.

Joyce Skaryak was one of Mesa’s most well-known and respected classified staff members. Her devotion to students and student scholarship is recognized by many years of devoted service to the San Diego Mesa College Foundation. In her 37 years of service to the college and the San Diego Community College District, Joyce will be probably best remembered as Classified Senate President, an elected position she held for many years, as well as her long-time and enthusiastic support of the Foundation. At the time of her passing in October, 2011, she served as Vice President of the Mesa College Foundation. Following her passing, the Mesa College Classified Senate renamed their annual scholarship award in Joyce’s honor.