Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Faculty Receive Tenure

Top l to r: Nakysha Cummings, Justus Scott, and Ana Mora. Middle l to r: Dawn Ward, Jaclyn Kessler, and Sharlene Paxton. Bottom l to r: Tyson Huffman and Missy Gross

Cerro Coso Community College is proud to announce that the Kern Community College District (KCCD) Board of Trustees has granted tenure to following eight full-time faculty members: Nakysha Cummings, Associate Professor, Psychology; Justus Scott, Associate Professor, Physical Education and Head Baseball Coach; Ana Mora, Associate Professor, Counseling; Dawn Ward, Professor, Paralegal; Jaclyn Kessler, Professor, Mathematics; Sharlene Paxton, Associate Professor, Library and Librarian; Tyson Huffman, Learning Assistance Center Coordinator and Professor; and Missy Gross, Professor, Counseling.

Cerro Coso President Jill Board called the granting of tenure a “very big deal here at Cerro Coso.” She joined fellow administrators, faculty, and staff to “acknowledge, celebrate, and applaud their accomplishments,” at the April Meet and Greet held at the Ridgecrest Campus. “They have all exceeded the toughest of standards,” she said.

All have met the criteria for teaching excellence and are well deserving of the award.

Picture Caption: Top l to r: Nakysha Cummings, Justus Scott, and Ana Mora. Middle l to r: Dawn Ward, Jaclyn Kessler, and Sharlene Paxton. Bottom l to r: Tyson Huffman and Missy Gross.

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