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Kishia  Brock
Interim Vice President
Student Affairs
MSQ163​​

kishia.brock@cgc.edu
480.732.7309


Bradley Kendrex
Bradley Kendrex
Vice President
Administrative Services

BRD160​


bradley.kendrex@cgc.edu
480.732.7379

Bradley Kendrex serves as the Vice President of Administrative Services as of July 1, 2015.

Prior to his appointment to Vice President, Brad was the Associate Dean of Business and Financial Services.  He began that position in March of 2012.

Before joining CGCC, Brad held positions in state and local government, most recently serving as the Budget & Finance Administrator for the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court. Brad's financial management experience spans a wide range of disciplines including law enforcement, judicial operations, transportation, economic development, and administrative services. Brad's involvement in higher education began at Rio Salado College, where he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member since 2007.

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.

Dr Charles Nwankwo
Charles Nwankwo
Vice President
Academic Affairs & Information Technology/Media Services

​MSQ 175


charles.nwankwo@cgc.edu
480.732.7020

Dr. Charles Nwankwo serves as Vice President of Information Technology & Media Services and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. In his position as VPIT, he provides leadership to ensure the technological services of the college meet the present and future needs of all students, faculty and staff. In his position as VPAA, he has primary leadership responsibilities for planning, implementing, and coordinating the educational programs of the College and works closely with the Academic Deans, other administrators, and members of the faculty as well as external stakeholders.

Dr. Nwankwo formerly served as the chief information resources and technology officer at SOWELA Technical Community College in the Louisiana Community College System. Prior to that position, he worked in the district information technology office of Houston Community College System in Houston, Texas. In addition to his leadership roles, Nwankwo has continued to teach as adjunct faculty in the classroom and online. His courses include biology, general biology, environmental science, earth science, oceanography and historical geology. A graduate of the Lakin Leadership Institute and The League for Innovation Executive Leadership Institute, Nwankwo earned his doctoral degree in education administration with 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.

Dr Cindy Barnes
Cindy Barnes
Dean
Community Affairs and Resource Development

BRD114​


cindy.barnes.pharr@cgc.edu
480.732.7093

Dr. Cindy Barnes serves as the Dean of Community Affairs and Resource Development.  She is a fourth generation Arizona native who attended CGCC in the late 1980's.  Cindy was formerly with Qwest Communications as a Senior Community Affairs Manager.   Prior to her work at Qwest Communications, Cindy served as the Director of Graduate Alumni Affairs at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business.  She also served as a member of ASU's College of Public Programs Alumni Board for more than a decade.  Cindy has experience in working and partnering with all levels of the educational continuum, as well as state and local government, community-based organizations, foundations, corporations, and non-profits.

Cindy has a Ph.D. in Public Administration, an M.S. in Recreation Administration, and a B.S. in Communication, all from Arizona State University.  Additionally she has a certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College's Center for Corporate Citizenship, and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation.

Gabriela Rosu
Dean
Instruction

MSQ 165


gabriela.rosu@cgc.edu
480.732.7012


Bernadette  La Mazza
Associate Dean of Business Operations
Finance and Business Services

BLUF 102B


bernadette.la.mazza@cgc.edu
480.732.7019

Bernadette La Mazza serves as the Associate Dean of Business Operations at CGCC and the is the Williams Campus On-Site Administrator.  Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean, Bernadette was the CGCC Human Resources 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
Dean
Arts and Sciences

​LIB 242


chris.schnick@cgc.edu
480.732.7274

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.