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##### About

First formed in 2019, the mission of the Math Task Force is to streamline math pathways for students by examining topics, issues, and recent legislation as part of CVHEC’s mission: improve certificate and degree completion rates in the nine-county region from San Joaquin to Kern.

Coordinated by Dr. John Spevak, one of CVHEC’s coordinators and a former Merced College vice president, the task force consists of representatives from members in the region who are part of CVHEC.

Pre-pandemic the task force hosted workshops to provide technical assistance directly to CVHEC members supporting faculty professional development.

Math Task Force discussions have centered around:

- preparing for implementation of AB 1705 on July 1, 2024;
- continued implementation of AB 705 and challenges math professors face;
- working with the University of Texas, Auston’s Dana Center on best current national practices in teaching college math;
- pursuing CVHEC’s Math Bridge project that will align high school and college math course outlines and includes new approaches to dual enrollment in math courses; and
- collecting and analyzing data to improve student success among many other topics.

##### CVHEC Math Task Force Members

#### Bakersfield College

**Donna Starr
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Bakersfield College

**Kris Toler
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Cerro Coso Comm. College

**Michael Bonner
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Clovis Community College

**Russell Hickey
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### College of the Sequoias

**David Jones
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Columbia College

**Lahna VonEpps
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Fresno City College

**Juanita Hester-Haynes
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Fresno Pacific University

**Manjula Joseph
**

*Program Director, Math Education*

#### Madera Community College

**Lalo Mata
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Merced College

**Marie Bruley
**

*Dean of Instruction – STEM*

#### Modesto Junior College

**Tina Akers-Porter
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Porterville College

**Di Phan Reagan
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Reedley College

**Jim Gilmore
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### San Joaquin Delta College

**Jacquelynn Schwegel
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### Taft College

**Nathan Cahoon
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### West Hills College Coalinga

**Scott Wilson
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### West Hills College Coalinga

**Lynnette Mann
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### West Hills College Lemoore

**Frieda Ganter
**

*Professor of Mathematics*

#### West Hills College Lemoore

**Jay Thomas
**

*Professor of Mathematics*