Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

Skyline Welcomes Interim Dean of GLPS

Delisle Warden is joining the Skyline College administrative team as the Interim Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services.

Delisle has had an interesting career in the private sector and in the U.S. federal government. After graduating from Emory University, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Civil Rights Division. After two years of working on legal cases throughout the U.S., Delisle left the DOJ to attend law school. While attending Harvard Law School, he was privileged to work as a research assistant to Professor Kenneth W. Mack and to serve as a General Editor for the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal (now known as the Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice).

After several years working as a corporate attorney, Delisle returned to federal service where he expressed his interest in social justice issues by working at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (“EDA”). In addition to working on projects, which in the aggregate awarded millions of dollars to economically distressed communities throughout the U.S., he also gained experience in privacy laws impacting the federal government. For his contributions to the U.S. Department of Commerce, he was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal. The award recognizes major contributions of exceptional value in support of the Department of Commerce’s overall goals in service to the United States.

Delisle left government service after receiving a fellowship from The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. As a fellow, he attended Washington University in St. Louis where he studied organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. Subsequently, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and was a Senior Manager on the corporate strategy team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Delisle holds a BA from Emory University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to spending time with his wife and children, Delisle enjoys photography and taking Muay Thai classes

Article by Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza

Career Advancement Academy Hosts Sixth Discover Healthcare Panel

On February 22, students, faculty and staff attended the Career Advancement Academy’s (CAA) sixth Discover Healthcare Panel. The panel, held every semester, is a component of CAA’s Allied Health program, designed for students interested in exploring San Mateo County Community College District’s healthcare programs, health pathways, and careers in healthcare. The Allied Health Student Panel, moderated by Paul Rueckhaus (Allied Health Faculty for the Career Advancement Academy), featured several former Career Advancement Academy students along with students from across the San Mateo County Community College District’s healthcare Programs.

Our distinguished student guest panelists offered practical advice and key insights on program preparation and expectations, working in the health field, and balancing life and family as a full-time allied health student in a rigorous program.

Chloe Tinio, a returning panelist, graduated from the College of San Mateo’s nursing program in May 2016 and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University. Melissa Duenas is a current student in Skyline’s Surgical Technology program, who is also pursuing nursing and would like to become a nurse practitioner. Rebecca Campos, a CAA alumni, is in her first year in Skyline’s Respiratory Care program. Dennis Martinez is a second year student in Cañada College’s Radiological Technology program and plans to transfer to San Francisco State University and continue his education in becoming a radiologist technologist. Mary Lynn and Stefanie Wang, are current students in College of San Mateo’s dental assisting program.

Our accomplished panelists helped current, first semester CAA Allied Health students gain a deeper understanding of their next level allied health program and their future path in Healthcare. After the panel, the panelist and program staff were on hand to network with the student audience, answer questions, and share additional insights.
We extend a very special thanks to our esteemed panelists, the CAA team, and event supporters including: Paul Rueckhaus, Beth LaRochelle, Rafael Rivera and the many others who helped plan, organize, and host this successful event.

To learn more about careers in Allied Health and the Allied Health Career Advancement Academy please visit our website or email skycaa@smccd.edu

Article and Photo by Jeremy Evangelista