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, Genesis Montalvo.

To join our listerv, please email Giselle Miralles.

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: Kim Arbolante, Bakersfield College (term expires in 2024)

Vice-President: Debbie Goss, Soka University (term expires in 2024)

Past President: Percival Guevarra, University of California, Irvine (term expires in 2024)

Secretary: Genesis Montalvo, Pasadena City College (term expires in 2023)

Treasurer: Charlyne Sarmiento, Occidental College (term expires in 2023)

Web Editor: Giselle Miralles, Pasadena City College (term expires in 2024)

Two-Year College Representative: Christopher Glover, El Camino College (term expires in 2023)

IWCA Representative: Susanne Hall, Caltech (term expires in 2023)

Proposal Review Co-Chair: Debbie Goss, Soka University of America (term expires in 2023)

Proposal Review Co-Chair: Charlyne Sarmiento, Occidental College (term expires in 2023)

Tutor Representative: Ella Hachee, Concordia University Irvine (term expires in 2023)