Guided Pathways

Pillar 4 Team

  • Gary Plunkett
    Interim Associate Dean, Instruction,

  • Brian Thompson
    Manager, Career & College Access Pathways,

  • Beatriz Sarabia Payan
    Assessment & Testing Specialist

Carl Farmer
Director, MESA

Courtney Doussett
Interim Dean, Health Sciences & Education

Daniel Martinez
Director, Institutional Research

  • Douglas Benoit
    Instructional Dean

  • Eddie Vaca
    CTE Faculty
  • Scott Cooper
  • Sarah Fry

  • Jin An-Dunning

  • Josephine Dau Mayo
  • Adjunct Faculty

Kimberly Brooks
Counselor, DSPS

Linda Emerson
Faculty, Instruction

  • Matt Wilson
    Faculty, Instruction

  • Prudence Chase
    CTE Program Specialist
  • Marvin Gabut
    Distance Education Program Coordinator

  • Florante Roa
    Director, Systems Management

  • Vida Rossi
    Faculty, Instructor

Guided Pathways
Pillar 4 Team


Collaborate with and advise the campus community on activities associated with the 4th Pillar of the Guided Pathways Framework. Recommend and plan activities that support efforts to ensure and validate Learning


  • Support campus wide -culturally relevant curriculum, career advancement and growth mindset

  • Professional development for CTE faculty - industry currency

  • Curriculum design per meta-major

  • Acceleration transitions to content level courses

  • Aligned Learning outcomes (SLOs, PLOs, etc.)

  • Support articulation with four-year institutions

  • Support Internships, work experience

  • Explore Cost effective Textbooks and OER

  • Support Transfer relationships and agreements

  • Support Workforce Outcomes

  • Support Aligning Curriculum with industry needs

Meetings Dates and Time

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials from the Riverside County Public Health Department issued a mandate closing all community colleges, preschools, K-12 public, private and charter schools, and universities in the county between March 16 and April 30, 2020. All College of the Desert facilities are closed.​

The current pandemic has impacted our meeting schedule. Meeting dates for the 2020-2021 academic school year will be posted here when they are available.

Minutes and Agendas​​

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
2019-02-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-02-22 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-01 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-03-15 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-05 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-04-26 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-05-03 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-05-17 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-09-13 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-09-27 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-11 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-10-25 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-11-08 View Agenda View Minutes
2019-11-22 View Agenda View Minutes
2021-02-26 View Agenda No Minutes