Academic Advisory Committee

Our Academic Advisory Committee consists of leaders from higher education from around the region who offer guidance in support of the Institute’s mission as a nonpartisan study center advancing public policy and attracting thoughtful men and women to public service. Committee members periodically meet with Secretary Panetta to help in setting direction for Panetta Institute programs.

Each of the schools they represent have students who have participated in the different Panetta Institute programs.

Current members are:

  • Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • James A. Donahue, Ph.D., President, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Deneen Guss, Ed.D., Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
  • Stephanie Kashima, President, West Valley College
  • Lisa Kloppenberg, J.D., Acting President, Santa Clara University
  • Cynthia K. Larive, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • David Martin, Superintendent/President Monterey Peninsula College
  • Eduardo M. Ochoa, Ph.D., President, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Nicola Pitchford, Ph.D., Dominican University of California
  • Raúl Rodriguez, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent/President, Hartnell College
  • Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, Ed.D., U.S. Navy (Ret.), President, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Ronald A. Route, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former President, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Kathleen A. Rose, E.d.D., Superintendent/President, Gavilan College
  • Matthew E. Wetstein, Ph.D., Superintendent/President, Cabrillo College
  • Mitchel L. Winick, J.D., President and Dean, Monterey College of Law