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 Administrative Team

Dr. William Guerriero
Vice President
Academic Affairs

VP Guerriero began his appointment at CGCC in January 2003. He was formerly the Vice President of Instruction at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan.

VP Guerriero's experience in higher education administration includes three years as Dean of the Business Division at Monroe County Community College, and a variety of senior executive positions during 16 years of service at Great Lakes Junior College (now part of Davenport University in Michigan). He has also taught a variety of courses at the post secondary level including Management, Business Communications, and Psychology.

VP Guerriero earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University. His undergraduate work consists of a BA in Psychology from Aquinas College.

Dr Charles Nwankwo
Dr. Charles Nwankwo
Vice President
Technology & Business Partnerships

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Dr. Charles Nwankwo serves as the Vice President of Technology and Business Partnerships for Chandler-Gilbert Community College. His areas of responsibility include Information Technology, Education Technology, Media Services, and Business Partnerships.

Charles has broad experience in the higher education sector; having served in the following leadership capacities: Interim Vice President of Administrative Services and Interim Vice President Academic Affairs. Hence with the College’s new efforts to strengthen its workforce and economic development activities in its service area, Charles was tasked by the College President to oversee these endeavors.

Charles is involved in various Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations in the Southeast Valley of Maricopa County, Arizona. He is active in several higher education organizations as well as serving on the boards of National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) and Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA).

Before his appointment as Vice President, Dr. Nwankwo served as the Chief Information Resources and Technology Officer for SOWELA Technical Community College. Before joining SOWELA, he worked for Houston Community College District Office, in Houston, Texas. In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Nwankwo has continued to teach as adjunct faculty in the classroom and online.

A graduate of the Lakin Leadership Institute and The League for Innovation Executive Leadership Institute, Charles earned his doctoral degree in education administration with an emphasis on community college leadership from the University of Texas, a master's degree in environmental toxicology, and a bachelor's degree in environmental biology from the University of Houston.

Bradley Kendrex
Bradley Kendrex
Vice President
Administrative Services


Bradley Kendrex serves as the Vice President of Administration and Finance Chandler-Gilbert Community College. His areas of responsibility include Business Services, Planning and Research, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Facilities Maintenance and Operations, and Public Safety.

Brad is involved in the higher education sector as an accreditation peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and through service on the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Community College Council, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Advisory Board, and the Community College and Marketing & Communications committees of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO). Brad also serves as a Trustee of the National Blood Foundation and as a member of the W.P. Carey School of Business Alumni Leadership Council.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President, Brad was the Associate Dean of Business and Financial Services at CGCC. Before joining the Maricopa Community Colleges in 2012, Brad held financial management positions in state and local government that spanned a range of disciplines including law enforcement, justice, transportation, and economic development.

Brad earned an M.P.A. in Public Administration from Arizona State University as well as a B.S. in Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business and Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Brad is currently engaged in doctoral research related to higher education finance at Oregon State University.

Veronica Hipolito
Vice President
Student Affairs

Ms. Hipolito was the Dean of Student Development at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, AZ. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education, starting her career at Northern Arizona University where she was the Residence Life Area Coordinator, and then to Coconino Community College where she has served as Director of Student Services, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Interim President, and Dean of Student Development. Ms. Hipolito is looking to broaden her scope and make a greater impact. Some examples of her work in Student Affairs are the REACH program: a program that addresses factors impacting student success; and working to increase collaboration with community partners and strengthen high school programs.

Bernadette  La Mazza
Associate Vice President
Finance and Business Services

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Bernadette La Mazza serves as the Associate Vice President of Business Operations, overseeing Business Services, Cashiers, Human Resources, Receiving, Resource Management and Compliance prior to her appointment, she was the CGCC Human Resource Director.
Bernadette has held numerous leadership positions in both private and public sector business operations, finance and human resources, in a variety of industries – media, hospitality, technology, municipal and higher education. 
Bernadette has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University, a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, holds PHR and SHRM-CP certifications, and certifications in curriculum design/organizational development, mediation and conflict management.  

Bernadette is the daughter of a diplomat and human rights advocate and grew up in Latin America, Europe and Asia.  She is bilingual English/Spanish.  She enjoys collaborating with individuals and the diversity of perspectives and expertise to create opportunities for student success and positive impacts on our community. 

Chris Schnick
Chris Schnick
Arts and Sciences

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Chris Schnick serves as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. In his nearly two decades work as a composition instructor at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, he served as the service-learning faculty liaison who helped faculty effectively use service learning in their classes, co-chair of our learning community committee which worked to ensure faculty prepared to work and teach together successfully, and co-writer and facilitator of a national grant that developed global learning outcomes for our college to help infuse global learning in our curriculum. He has also worked as CGCC’s college’s faculty developer and as our co-curricular events coordinator– roles in which he helped faculty learn and incorporate best practices into their instruction.

Chris believes in the importance of sustaining meaningful relationships; the power of telling stories to help realize a vision; the need to obtain, use, share, reflect, and act on data; and the wisdom of creating learning outcomes together to shape direction. He is driven by working with CGCC employees to collectively empower students to learn, succeed and persist.  Chris holds a Master of Arts. 

Gabriela Rosu

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Felicia Ramirez-Perez, ED.D.
Dean of Enrollment Services
Student Affairs

Jenna Kahl
Associate Vice President of Community Relations

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Jenna Kahl is the Associate Vice President of Community Relations and has over 10 years of experience in higher education. Her career began at Arizona State University where she served in a variety of roles from University Housing to Director of Enrollment and Outreach for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Prior to coming to CGCC Ms. Kahl served as Director of Community College Relationships within ASU's Provost Office where she worked with community college leaders and partners from across Arizona and the United States to build pathways and programs to promote transfer student success and completion. In her role at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Ms. Kahl aims to not only serve the needs of CGCC and our students but engage with a our communities to strengthen our impact through partnership. As an active advocate and ambassador for the college she also provides leadership to the marketing team and works actively to support the great work of CGCC through resource development and workforce industry partnerships.

A graduate with a Bachelors in Education (BAE) Secondary Education (History) and a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Higher and Post secondary Education both from Arizona State University Ms. Kahl is committed to serving students through partnerships and impactful connections.