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Student Affairs and Activities
Staff Directory

Use the contact information listed below to get in touch with the person you need.

Location: Campus Center, Room 2009


Office of Student Affairs & Activities Staff

Pat Hyland, Dean, Office of Student Affairs & Activities Pat Hyland
Dean of Student Affairs & Activities

Pat Hyland is a Bay Area native. Born in Palo Alto and a graduate of San Jose State University, Pat has spent her life living in, and loving, Santa Clara County. During her studies at SJSU, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, a teaching credential in business, an Administrative Services credential, and holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership.

Teaching holds a special place in Pat’s heart, and she began her career in education as a high school teacher, teaching Business Law, Accounting, Computer Programming, entry to Algebra, and also advisor for the school yearbook, the cheerleaders, and student activities. Before joining Foothill as Dean of Faculty and Staff(2006-2009), she served as principal of Mountain View High School. A huge proponent of breaking down barriers and opening access, Pat is passionate about taking care of the under-served. Having an ‘Open Door’ policy for seeing students, Pat says, "I believe our division can provide students critical life skills. I also believe that our division can be a refuge for students when the stresses of life begin to pile up."

Pat loves challenges: she rides a motorcycle, enjoys anything that involves power tools, designs and installs landscapes, plays golf, rescues cats and dogs, and is working on the restoration of a 1952 Chevy pickup. She has received the Association of California School Administrators "Principal of the Year" award, and the City of Mountain View’s "Champion for Youth". Her philosophy is that "life takes you where you’re supposed to be–don’t fight it; there is a lesson waiting to be learned."

Email: hyland@fhda.edu
Phone: (650) 949-7389
Room: 2002

 

John DuBois John DuBois
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

John has been a part of the Foothill family for more than twenty years. First as a student/student employee, and soon thereafter, he became a classified employee for the district. John is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Psychology from Palo Alto University. His passions are old movies, classic television, and anything related to food.

Email: duboisjohn@foothill.edu
Phone: (650) 949-7241
Room: 2002

 

Daphne Small, Director of Student Activities Daphne Small
Director of Student Activities

Daphne is widely recognized as an expert in the field of student leadership development. For 15 years she has helped Foothill students develop leadership skills. In 1989, Daphne became the Student Activities Specialist and for the next ten years built a strong network of campus clubs, helped develop our Heritage Month Series, and worked with student leaders to plan and coordinate campus activities. In 2000, Daphne became the Director of Student Activities. She currently directs the Leadership & Community Service Program; teaches courses in student leadership; and advises the ASFC Student Government. Daphne holds a B.A. degree in Communications Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Education with emphasis in Student Personnel from San Jose State. Daphne is an invaluable mentor to hundreds of Foothill students both past and present.

Email: smalldaphne@foothill.edu
Phone: (650) 949-7218
Room: 2015

 

Merry Quittner Merry Quittner
Interim Student Activities Specialist

Merry began working at community colleges at De Anza for their International Programs Office as a Senior Secretary.  De Anza is a very high volume International Office that has double the students that Foothill has.  She then had opportunity to work at Foothill’s International Programs Office for a year. Merry was involved with student activities for international students on Lunar New Year, Ice Skating, Santa Cruz Field Trip and International Education Week.

Merry is now working as the Interim Student Activities Specialist at Foothill. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with the international students and also the student workers within the office.  Now she will be working with the Student Government “ASFC”, OBD/Clubs, Activities Board, Heritage Months and other student involved activities.

 
Email: quittnermerry@foothill.edu
Phone: (650) 949-7060
Room: 2008

 

Kamara Tramble Portrait Kamara Tramble
Student Accounts

Kamara is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles.  She has over 10 years of accounting experience with Hewlett Packard, Charles Schwab, PepsiCo, and Amerit Consulting. She manages the Student Accounts office and if you have any questions regarding funds for AFSC Student Activities, Clubs, the Heritage and Health month series or Reimbursements please visit her at the Student Accounts office.

Email: tramblekamara@foothill.edu
Phone: (650) 949-7280
Room: 2006



Erin Clifford Ortiz Erin Clifford Ortiz
Interim ASFC Smart Shop & Design Center Coordinator & Advisor

As a former Foothill College student leader, Erin returned to her Foothill family in 1999 to pursue a career in the Student Affairs & Activities Department. While a Foothill student, she was the ASFC Media Liaison, ASFC Vice President of Activities, Media Club Vice President, Student Activities Emerging Leader Award Recipient, KFJC Radio Show Producer, TV Show Co-Host and student employee. She earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Speech Communications and a Certificate of Completion in Leadership and Community Service. After graduating from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Television & Radio, Erin worked in a news room as Evening and Weekend News Desk Manager. Then, to her surprise her life took a turn and she became the OwlCard Marketing Specialist in 1999 and then Student Activities Specialist in 2000 here at Foothill. Her duties include advising the ASFC Activities Board, OBD/Club Executive Board, 5 campus clubs, Women's History Month Planning Committee Advisor, New Student Orientation and, Heritage & Health Series event and marketing coordinator, and project coordinator for the Student Planner and Campus Calendar.

Email: ortizerin@foothill.edu 
Phone: (650) 949-7341
Room: 2016