Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted
Richard Botthof, vice chairman of The Naples Trust Company, has been appointed to the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation’s Investment Committee. Botthof brings more than 50 plus years of experience in the financial services industry to the foundation’s key committee, one charged with ensuring that its endowments and funds are invested for optimal long-term return. Botthof has managed client investments and trust relationships in the company’s Naples division since its inception in 2009. He was regional president of First Union for Southwest Florida and previously was organizer, director, president and CEO of Commerce National Bank. He co-founded The Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida and served as its Executive Director from 2004 through 2008.
Jacqueline Sabanos will serve as the new vice president of administrative services at San Diego Continuing Education (Calif.), pending approval by the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees. She will manage an annual budget of about $49 million. Sabanos is currently employed with the University of California, San Diego as a management services officer. In addition to her fiduciary experience and accountability, Sabanos has significant experience managing human resource processes including payroll, recruitment, hiring, training, performance evaluations, and staff development. She holds an M.B.A. from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lone Star College (Texas) has named Alicia B. Harvey-Smith as executive vice chancellor. Harvey-Smith will have responsibility over the areas of academic affairs, student services, the office of completion, the office of Texas Completes (a statewide consortium), the office of international programs, the University Centers, and the office of strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Before serving as president and CEO of River City Community College, Harvey- Smith held the position of vice president for student affairs at Baltimore City Community College. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Morgan State University, a master of science degree in guidance and counseling from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in counseling and personnel services with a concentration in retention in higher education.
Rancho Santiago Community College District (Calif.) has named Marilyn Flores as vice president of academic affairs at Santiago Canyon College. In this role, Flores serves as the college’s chief instructional officer. Since 2013, Flores she has served as the dean of the Library, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division at SCC. Previously, she served as dean of arts, letters, and social sciences at Las Positas College. Flores received her Ph.D. in institutional leadership and policy studies from University of California, Riverside. She earned an M.A. in education with a Bilingual Crosscultural Language in Academic Development (BCLAD) teaching credential at University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in liberal studies with a concentration in education and Spanish at the University of California, Riverside.
Talia Koronkiewicz has been named the assistant vice president for student services at Volunteer State Community College (Tenn.) In her new role she will manage the student conduct and discipline process, as well as supervise the offices of Student Life and Diversity, TRIO, and Disability Services. She comes most recently from McHenry County College in Illinois where she was manager of student conduct and campus life. She also served as the student conduct officer and coordinator of student life and campus activities at McHenry. Koronkiewicz holds a doctor of education degree in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University in Michigan. She has a master of arts from Ball State University in Indiana and a bachelor of science degree from Carroll College in Wisconsin.