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 Percival Guevarra.

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: Elmar Hashimov, Biola University (term expires in 2020)

Vice-President: Tanvi Patel, University of Southern California (term expires in 2020)

Past President: Matt Nelson, University of California, San Diego (term expires in 2020)

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

Treasurer: Lindsey Allgood, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2020)

Web Editor: Percival Guevarra, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2020)

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)