Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting the International Student Program.

Modesto Junior College
Decorative Header Image

Instruction Council


  • Ensure that the Education Master Plan is integrated into college planning processes.

  • Maintain and implement Board Policy, State Law, Education Code and standards of accreditation.

  • Assure that instruction is carried out as approved by the Curriculum Committee and that Outcomes Assessment is in compliance with accreditation standards. 

  • Enrollment management.

  • Ensure completion of Program Review and prioritization of Resource Allocation requests to assure student and community needs are being met. 

  • Discuss and respond to emerging needs within the institution and the external community.

  • Engage in institutional strategic planning and budget development.

  • Engage in self-evaluation of IC for continuous quality improvement of processes.

  • Support the legal responsibilities of all constituent groups.


The IC will make recommendations to the College Council on the following:

  • Educational Master Plan

  • Instructional Program Planning and Development

  • Student Learning Outcomes

  • Program Review

  • Program Viability

  • Enrollment Management

  • Budget Development

  • Instructional Technology Planning


Brenda Thames, Vice President of Instruction, Chair

Curtis Martin, Professor-History, Business Behavioral & Social Science, Academic Senate President

Michael Adams, Professor-Math, Science, Math & Engineering

Jillian Daly, Dean of Literature and Language Arts and Library/Learning Resources

Kathleen Ennis, Professor - Librarian

Eric Fischer, Professor-Water Polo Coach, Physical, Recreation & Health Education

Kimberly Kennard, Professor-Human Services, Business/Behavioral & Social Science

Deborah Laffranchini, Professor-Child Development/Family Life, Allied Health/Family & Consumer Science

Wendy Long, Administrative Secretary, CSEA

Tyler Menane, VP of Legislation, ASMJC

John Mendes, Professor-Animal Science, Agriculture & Environmental Science

Martha Robles, Interim Dean of Counseling and Student Services 

Al Smith, Professor-History, Business/Behavioral & Social Science, YFA Rep

Michael Sundquist, Dean of Arts, Humanities & Communication, LTAC

Paige Tengeluk, Senator-Lit & Lang, ASMJC

James Todd, Interim Vice President of Student Services

Pat Wallace, Instruction Office Specialist, CSEA

Vacant, CSAC

Vacant, Dean

Vacant, Professor, Arts, Humanities and Communication

Vacant, Professor, Career Technical Education

Vacant, Professor, Literature & Language Arts


Amanda Cannon, Administrative Secretary