Dr. Kristi Woods received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California as a Broadcast Journalism major. She received both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in United States History also from USC.
Dr. Woods has twenty years’ experience in faculty leadership including serving as the chair of the Department of History, Humanities, Philosophy and Ethnic Studies at Riverside City College. Dr. Woods is a mentor and administrative liaison for the Ujima Project, RCC’s Umoja Community program. Dr. Woods’ longstanding commitment to diversity, cultural proficiency and equity is evident in her appointment to the District Diversity, Equity and Compliance Committee and to the college Diversity Committee. She recently served as the faculty chair of the Student Equity Committee.
Currently, Dr. Woods is Interim Dean of Instruction for the Division of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Woods has been involved in the writing of several grants and has launched campus initiatives such as the Student Equity RISERS program and proposed and opened the first Student Engagement Center—known as the HOME Room--at RCC.
Wendy McEwen has more than a decade of experience in higher education. She is currently the Dean, Institutional Effectiveness at Riverside City College. Prior to working at RCC, Wendy was the Assistant Provost for Institutional Research at the University of Redlands for nine years. With a background in process improvement, Wendy worked for Penske, a General Electric company, for five years in both operations and process improvement as a Six Sigma Master Blackbelt. Wendy graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and served five years active duty in the Air Force. She has her Master of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands.