Governance & Officers


In Spring 2014, the Southern California Writing Centers Association confirmed its Constitution. Officers revised SoCal WCA’s Bylaws in Fall 2016.

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: Matt Nelson, University of California, San Diego (term expires in 2018)

Vice-President: Elmar Hashimov, Biola University (term expires in 2018)

Past President: Pam Bromley, Pomona College (term expires in 2018)

Secretary: Wendy Rider, Antelope Valley College (term expires in 2019)

Treasurer: Wendy Menefee-Libey, Harvey Mudd College (term expires in 2018)

Web Editor: Percival Guevarra, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2018)

Two-Year College Representative: Rob Lee, Pasadena City College (term expires in 2019)

IWCA Representative: Lori Smurthwaite, CSU Long Beach (term expires in 2019)

Proposal Review Chair: Kristen Schmidt, Concordia University Irvine (term expires in 2019)