Stephan Castellanos

Stephan Castellanos, Director

Kwesi Edwards headshotStephan Castellanos, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), established his practice of architecture in his central valley hometown of Stockton in 1979. He began on a course of leadership within the AIA California Council, serving as a board member, as Vice-president and an elected Representative to the national AIA Board. In 2000 Governor Gray Davis appointed Castellanos to the position of State Architect, where he was responsible for the oversight of design and construction for California’s public schools and community colleges. During his tenure, Castellano developed the Excellence in Public Buildings Program, which remains in use today.

Castellanos has served on the Delta College Board of Trustees (2008-2020), Community College League of California’s California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board of Directors and is a past president of the American Institute of Architects California Council. As an architect and with a passion for California community colleges he brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the strong connection between facilities and education to the FoundationCCC Board. 

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Scott Travasos
Chief Financial Strategy Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jorge J.C. Sales
Vice President of Program Development

Elaine Reodica
Executive Strategist, Organizational Culture and Engagement

Board of Directors

Geneve Villacres
Chair of the Board

Patrick Mulvaney
Vice Chair of the Board

Jennifer Perry

Darius Anderson

Manuel Baca

Stephan Castellanos

Yasmin Davidds

Kwesi Edwards

Nitasha Sawhney

Elmy Bermejo

Kate Wright

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