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Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology Committee serves as the central focal point to examine technology planning and operations at Taft College. The Committee provides a forum for input from all campus constituents and acts as a resource with regard to technology planning and operational effectiveness. The Committee receives input, recommends areas of interest, analyzes technology effectiveness, and makes recommendations regarding technology-related matters including training needs. The Committee leads the development of the Technology Master Plan and provides annual updates to the plan.

Agenda & Minutes


ITC Committee Charter


Position Name email Phone Office
Co-Chair John Farmer – Director, Distance Education (661)-763-0
Co-Chair Xiaohong Li – Vice President Information and Institutional Effectiveness xiaohong.li@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7978
Member Abbas Jarrahian – Professor Biological Sciences ajarrahian@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7777
Member Alissa Tweedy – STEM and CTE Program Technician atweedy@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7744
Member Amar Abbott – Associate Professor High Tech Access Specialist aabbott@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7977
Member Damon Bell – Vice President, Student Services dbell@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7810
Member David Reynolds – Professor Physical Science dreynolds@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7965
Member Gustavo Gonzalez – Network and Cybersecurity Administrator ggonzalez@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7924
Member John Dodson – Educational Facilitator jdodson@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7770
Member Kyle Webster – Professor Biology dmitchell@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7912
Member Leslie Minor – Vice President of Instruction lminor@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7871
Member Mark Gibson – IT Technician II/Network Administrator mgibson@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7838
Member Rafael Andrade – IT Technician I randrade@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7925
Member Terri Smith – Research and Instruction Librarian tsmith@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7817
Member Tiffany Rowden – HR Senior Generalist trowden@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7828