CollegeBuys Team

CollegeBuys Staff

Jorge J.C. Sales

Jorge J.C. Sales
Executive Director of Program Development
T: 916.491.4467
E: jsales@foundationccc.org

Jorge J.C. Sales, Executive Director of Program Development, oversees several programs in the Foundation. Programs under his purview include (1) CollegeBuys, the California Community Colleges' systemwide business and procurement program; (2) Intersegmental Collaboration through the California Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS) initiative; and (3) Equity programs concentrated on statewide student mental health, foster youth, and food insecurity programs. Mr. Sales' work is focused on access, equity, and corporate partnerships – working closely with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and systemwide stakeholders, as well as corporate partners to explore opportunities for continued access for colleges, students, faculty, and staff in California’s public higher education institutions.

Mr. Sales has over 10 years of experience in California’s government and nonprofit sectors, having worked with then-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown in various public affairs capacities in the capitol region, and directing a regional election campaign for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Sales received his bachelor's in economics, and his juris doctor and masters in public administration from the University of Southern California. 

Business Areas:

  • Business and Program Development
  • California Higher Education Shared Services
  • Programmatic Strategic Direction
  • Statewide Liaison with Partners and Stakeholders

Jennifer Keiper

Jennifer Keiper
Senior Director of CollegeBuys
T: 916.491.4467
E: jkeiper@foundationccc.org

Jennifer Keiper serves as Senior Director of CollegeBuys, overseeing the program’s business operations. She works closely with purchasing and facilities departments across the 72 districts to ensure their needs are being reflected in the program’s piggybackable agreements, as well as with corporate and intersegmental partners to increase access and cost-savings for the community colleges.

Jennifer has over seven years of experience in California’s public sector, six of which have been dedicated to contracting in higher education within the CCC and UC systems. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a concentration in Pre-Law, and her juris doctor in public interest from UC Davis School of Law.

Business Areas:

  • Program Management
  • Business Operations
  • Legal and Contractual Compliance
  • California Higher Education Shared Services

Brett Chaponot

Brett Chaponot
Associate Director of Program Development
T: 916.498.6733
E: bchaponot@foundationccc.org

Brett Chaponot serves as Associate Director of Program Development Specialist to the CollegeBuys team, supporting business operations and streamlining efficiencies. Brett serves as the secondary lead for the program’s institutional piggybackable agreements, and vets new potential institutional partners based on systemwide need.  

Brett has spent the past five years serving different capacities in the non-profit sector. He started his higher learning at Santa Barbara City College and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Business Areas:

  • Corporate Roundtable
  • Business Development Support
  • Vendor quarterly reports
  • Customer service
  • Operations/administration

Jorge Burwick

Jorge Burwick
Operations Manager
T: 916.325.8561
E: jburwick@foundationccc.org

Jorge Burwick serves as the Operations Manager, CollegeBuys where he oversees CollegeBuys contracts, vendor relationships, and contract support functions. Based on systemwide need, he works to develop new business lines by vetting prospective vendors and managing compliant requests for proposals. Jorge supports systemwide collaborative procurement initiatives.

Jorge has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has committed himself to working with projects that focus on equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Foundation, he managed student programs at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he was responsible for corporate relations and campus outreach. Jorge is a native Texan and earned his bachelor's from Trinity University and master's from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Business Areas:

  • Business Operations
  • Business Development
  • Contract Management
  • District Support

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Jennifer Le
Program Specialist
E: jle@foundationccc.org

Jennifer Le serves as Program Specialist to the CollegeBuys team. She provides support for CollegeBuys technology contracts with ESRI and Blackboard, the concierge services overseeing all stakeholder support functions, coordinates awareness activities for Business Development, and maintains the departmental Client Relations Management (CRM) system.

Jennifer has over four years of experience in the non-profit sector and started with the Foundation’s Community Impact Department before continuing her growth with the CollegeBuys team. Jennifer is a Sacramento native and earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento.

Business Areas:

  • ESRI and Blackboard
  • CollegeBuys Estore
  • Programmatic logistics
  • Corporate Partners and Stakeholders Concierge Services

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Christopher Pogué
Program Coordinator
E: cpogue@foundationccc.org

Christopher Pogué serves as Program Coordinator to the CollegeBuys team. He provides logistical support for special projects, and customer support to the students, faculty, and staff accessing systemwide discounts from the CollegeBuys online retail store.

Christopher recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and a minor in Business. Christopher began as a Student Assistant for Equity programs at the Foundation for California Community Colleges and has since transitioned to the CollegeBuys Department. His introduction to the nonprofit sector was through his work in community organizing, where he provided resources to alleviate food insecurity and support utility advocacy.

Business Areas:

  • Programmatic logistics
  • Administrative and customer support
  • CollegeBuys Estore

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Nouriyah Saleh
Program Coordinator
E: nsaleh@foundationccc.org

Nouriyah Saleh, Program Coordinator for CollegeBuys, performs administrative functions for the team. She provides contract support to districts and corporate partners through the CollegeBuys Concierge Service, and supports day-to-day operations.

Nouriyah graduated in June 2019 from UC Davis where she earned her bachelor's degree in International Relations. At UC Davis, she worked as a Tech Hub Assistant for the campus bookstore during her third year, and then transitioned to working as an Administrative Assistant for the UC Davis Center for Student Involvement for her fourth year.

Business Areas:

  • Administrative and customer service support
  • Programmatic logistics
  • Corporate Partners and Stakeholders Concierge Services

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Ryan Rivera
Program Coordinator
E: rrivera@foundationccc.org

Ryan Rivera serves as Program Coordinator for the CollegeBuys team. He provides support for CollegeBuys technology contracts with Adobe, Esri, Redistricting Services, and STAC, and coordinates awareness activities for business development and maintains the departmental client relations management (CRM) system.

Ryan was previously with the CollegeBuys team as a Program Assistant, before moving to Southern California. Over the past five years he has worked in the areas of accounting, business development, marketing, and sales. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.

Business Areas:

  • Adobe, Esri, Redistricting Services, and STAC
  • CollegeBuys e-store
  • Programmatic logistics
  • Administrative and customer support

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