Governance & Officers

In Spring 2014, the Southern California Writing Centers Association confirmed its Constitution. Officers revised SoCal WCA’s Constitution and Bylaws in 2018.

For minutes of our meetings, please contact our Secretary, Wendy Rider.

To join our listerv, please email Emma Saturday.

To search our listserv, click here. (Note that you need to be a member of the listserv to search; you can sign in with the email address you gave us, even if it is not a Gmail address.)


Serving on the SoCal WCA board is not an enormous time commitment, and it has real advantages, for the organization and for the board member. Certainly, this organization could not persist without dedicated board members to keep it functioning. Board membership can also be a boon to you on your campus and in the wider writing center community. Contact any of the officers to learn more about what their position entails. We are also always searching for members to help review proposals and mentor students for the annual tutor conference.

Current Southern California Writing Centers Association Officers (positions rotate on July 1st)

President: Percival Guevarra, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2022)

Vice-President: Kim Arbolante, Bakersfield College (term expires in 2022)

Past President: Elmar Hashimov, Biola University (term expires in 2022)

Secretary: Wendy Rider, Antelope Valley College (term expires in 2021)

Treasurer: Julie Prebel, Occidental College (term expires in 2022)

Web Editor: Emma Saturday, University of California, San Diego (term expires in 2022)

Two-Year College Representative: Kim Arbolante, Bakersfield College (term expires in 2021)

IWCA Representative: Percival Guevarra, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2021)

Proposal Review Chair: Kristen Schmidt, Concordia University Irvine (term expires in 2021)

Executive Board Election Now Open!:

Multiple positions on the SoCal WCA Executive Board are coming available this Summer. The upcoming open positions are:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Two-Year College Representative
  • IWCA Representative
  • Proposal Review Chair
  • *NEW* Tutor Representative

Responsibilities for each position can be found here. Joining the SoCal WCA Executive Board is an excellent opportunity to build cross-institutional community and support, contribute to unique opportunities for peer tutors, and deepen your professional development in the field. The timeline for the upcoming board positions is as follows:

  • May 1 – Nominations open
  • June 1 – Ballot opens 
  • June 15 – Ballot closes
  • June 17 – Results announced
  • July 1 – Officers change hands

Please use the following form to submit all nominations: Please submit all nominations by 11:59pm PST on Saturday, May 22. All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm acceptance of nomination and to provide a brief statement describing their fit and vision for the position. If you have questions about the nomination process, please reach out to Emma Saturday (, SoCal WCA Web Editor.