IA Advisory Committee

Committee Objectives

In June 2015, the CCCApply Steering Committee approved the creation of a special ad hoc advisory committee to help guide the technical and functional requirements of the new OpenCCCApply International Application and release a MVP (minimum viable product) to students as soon as possible.

(Quick note:  Briefly called the International Application Steering Sub-Committee, it was suggested to rename this group the ad hoc Advisory Committee - or Advisory Team - to distinguish this as a short-term committee established to provide expertise in international admissions requirements and find creative solutions to issues around the international application.)

2015 IA Advisory Committee Roster

The objectives of the Advisory Committee:  

  1. Guide the development of any remaining, high-priority, functional requirements to ensure the application is complete and accurate from a state/federal legal perspective; 
  2. Manage the pre-approval process for new change requests for the international application.  A committee of dedicated specialists will help expedite this process;
  3. Provide guidance in the development of the International Application Data Dictionary, including maintaining compliance with state and federal guidelines for the admissions of international students to the California Community Colleges.  

Committee Requirements

 The CCCApply Steering has approved the creation of an IA advisory committee with the following conditions:

  1. A maximum of two (2) seats/members will be allowed from the same District;
  2. A minimum caucus of 7 District votes (one per District) is required for all approvals:
  3. A status report on International change requests and development will be presented at each Steering Committee meeting;  
  4. The CCCApply Steering Committee reserves final approval on all downloadable data field/database changes or removals (or any change that may affect downloads or logic);
  5. CCCApply Steering Committee will have final approval on all technical changes or new features to IA 1.0;
  6. The Advisory committee will meet in August 2015 to expedite the review and prioritization of the remaining, undeveloped requirements and change requests pending. To clarify, this does not guarantee that all pending change requests will be approved, nor that approved changes will be developed outside of the Annual update cycle for release in March 2016.  


2015 IA Advisory Committee Roster


Member Name



Member Name


Butte-Glenn CCD

Rachel Wood


Los Angeles CCD

Olivia Alvarado


Cerritos CCD

Norma Rodriguez


Miracosta CCD

Jane Sparks


Chabot-Las Positas CCD

Dolly Balangitao


Mt. San Jacinto CCD

Jackie Alvarado-Padilla


Contra Costa CCD

Gloria Zarabozo


Peralta CCD

Thomas Torres-Gil


Contra Costa CCD

Susie Hansen


Santa Barbara CCD

Carola Smith


Contra Costa CCD

Diane Ahlborn


San Francisco CCD

Marylou Leyba


El Camino CCD

Lindsey Ludwig


San Mateo CCD

Diane Arguijo


Fullerton CCD

Pilar Ellis
Rena Martinez 


San Mateo CCD

Henry Villareal



Wayne Branker


South Orange CCD

Christina Delgado



Mika Miller


South Orange CCD

Maria Lopez


Kern CCD

Michelle Pena


West Hills CCD

Daniel Tamayo


CCC Technology Center

Patty Donohue


Santa Barbara CCD

Yan Service