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Cerro Coso faculty receive tenure


April 27, 2019

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Top left to right: Nakysha Cummings, Justus Scott and Ana Mora. Middle left to right: Dawn Ward, Jaclyn Kessler and Sharlene Paxton. Bottom left to right: Tyson Huffman and Missy Gross.

Cerro Coso Community College is proud to announce that the Kern Community College District (KCCD) Board of Trustees has granted tenure to the following eight full-time faculty members: Nakysha Cummings, associate professor, psychology; Justus Scott, associate professor, physical education and head baseball coach; Ana Mora, associate professor, counseling; Dawn Ward, professor, paralegal; Jaclyn Kessler, professor, mathematics; Sharlene Paxton, associate professor, library and librarian; Tyson Huffman, learning assistance center coordinator and professor; and Missy Gross, professor, counseling.

Cerro Coso President Jill Board called the granting of tenure a, "very big deal here at Cerro Coso." She joined fellow administrators, faculty and staff to "acknowledge, celebrate and applaud their accomplishments," at the April Meet and Greet held at the Ridgecrest Campus. "They have all exceeded the toughest of standards," she said.

All have met the criteria for teaching excellence and are well deserving of the award.


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