Amplifying Voices

A FACCC Podcast

Episode 06: The Student Perspective with FACCC Student-Coordinators
Anna Mathews and Jenny Dang

In this latest episode of Amplifying Voices, we sit down with two FACCC student-coordinators who are currently working to further promote the organization's mission and raise the student voice.

Anna Mathews and Jenny Dang bring a fresh perspective as they share their higher education experience as students while simultaneously working with an organization that represents the interests of faculty members within the California Community College system.


Episode 05: The 70th Anniversary of FACCC

FACCC was established in 1953 by educators from community colleges who identified the necessity of advocating for their fellow faculty members. As the organization commemorates its 70th anniversary, join host Ryan Tripp, former Executive Director Jonathan Lightman, and current Executive Director Evan Hawkins as they discuss the inception of FACCC. Moreover, Anna Mathews, the current FACCC Student Coordinator, makes a guest appearance on this episode; she will be transitioning to the role of Advocacy Manager this summer.

 Episode 04: 2022 Election Outcomes and Their Impacts on California Community Colleges

Hosts Ryan Tripp and FACCC Vice President, Oranit Limmaneeprasert chat with FACCC Membership Coordinator, Herlim Li and FACCC Executive Director, Evan Hawkins on the outcomes of the November 8 election and their various impacts on California Community Colleges.


 Episode 03: Kelsey Iino, FACCC-endorsed Candidate for the LACCD Board of Trustees 

The chair of the FACCC Communications Committee and the FACCC President chat with Dr. Kelsey Iino about her background, her plans for the LACCD Board, her perspectives on statewide educational policies, and her vision of California community colleges. In spring 2022, Kelsey served as an interim trustee after Mike Fong vacated Seat 7 of the LACCCD Board. Kelsey’s proposals and actions during this brief term of service garnered her the FACCC endorsement. 

November 8, 2022:
Congratulations Dr. Kelsey Iino on your appointment to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, Seat No. 7!


 Episode 02: "The Costs of Completion" with Educator and Author Robin G. Isserles

Join hosts Ryan Tripp and John Fox of the FACCC Communications Committee as they interview their guest, educator and author Robin G. Isserles. 

In her recently published book, The Costs of Completion: Student Success in Community College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021), Robin contextualizes the completion crisis as an artifact of the neoliberal thinking and practices that have shaped higher public education over the past 30 years. 

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 Episode 01: FACCC's Past, Present, and Future

From the FACCC Communications Committee, hosts Ryan Tripp and Amy Leonard introduce Executive Director, Evan Hawkins and FACCC President, Wendy Brill-Wynkoop to discuss the past, present, and future changes to the organization.