Mission Statement

The purpose of the San Diego City College Research Committee is to promote and facilitate a culture of evidence and inquiry in which accurate data and information is generated and developed into useful information for institutional assessment, planning, and to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness. Activities directed toward this mission include the development of an annual college-wide research agenda; management of internal and external research requests following established protocols; support and facilitation of research and delivery of data and information in instructional programs and student service areas; maintenance of the Research Committee and the Office of Institutional Research webpages; and collaboration with the San Diego Community College District Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Committee Members


Denise WhisenhuntVice President, Student Services
David FierroAcademic Senate


Two (2) administrators appointed by the president

Minou SpradleyDean
Kathy McGinnisDean

Three (3) faculty members appointed by the Academic Senate

David Fierroalso serves as co-chair
Salley Deaton
Jan Jarrell

Two (2) classified staff members appointed by the Classified Senate

Eric Sandoval
Heidi Bunkowske

Campus-based Researcher

Xi Zhang

Resource members:

Cathy HassonInstitutional Research and Planning
vacantDistrict Chief Researcher