Guided Pathways Regional Coordinator, CCC Chancellor's Office

Wendy SmithWendy Smith currently serves as Guided Pathways Regional Coordinator for the San Diego/Imperial region. She spent the last ten years working closely with the California Acceleration Project and witnessing the ways structural change can impact student equity. As an advocate for basic skills pathway redesign and assessment reform, she co-wrote and coordinated San Diego Mesa College’s Transformation Grant. She also co-wrote and co-coordinated a grant for College Connections, which helps students transition from continuing education to community college. A longtime educator, Wendy has taught every last English course (with a little history and humanities mixed in). She reviewed books for The San Diego Union-Tribune for twenty years, and still occasionally publishes her work, takes social action writing workshops, and tells stories. She dances awkward but enthusiastic hip-hop, which probably describes her better than her curriculum vitae.