Fall 2014 ELI Presenters

Ms. Esther Sanchez
Ethical Decision Making

Kathleen Bates

Ms. Kathy Bates, Ph.D.
Public Speaking

Dr. K currently serves as a graduate and undergraduate instructor in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Management studies for Brandman University (part of the Chapman University System) and recently retired from a 12 year career as Lecturer for the California State University San Marcos.  In 2013 she served on the Executive Board for San Diego Society for Human Resources Management (SDSHRM) in the role of V.P. for Workforce Readiness.

As a strategic performance consultant/coach for over 20 years, Dr. K has successfully helped organizations, teams and individuals refocus their energies, attitudes and strategies in positive and constructive ways in order to achieve their goals both efficiently and effectively. Dr. K is certified and experienced with multiple assessment instruments including Kiersey Bates Temperament Sorter, DiSC, DISCFlex, multi-rater assessments, Leadership Profile Inventory (LPI), Career Architect, Balanced Scorecard and others. She has coached corporate, academic and military personnel at all managerial levels and ranks from executive to line.  

Over her career, Dr. K has held key positions in leadership and professional development. As Manager of Leadership and Professional Development for AT&T Wireless and Director of Organizational Development at Wireless Facilities Inc. she developed and led global and national initiatives in assessment, multi-rater evaluations, leadership competency development, management and leadership conferences and other efforts for leveraging management and leadership strategies to achieve success.

Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D.
Leadership Styles, Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution

Elizabeth Stephens, Ph. D. is excited to be a part of the Emerging Leaders Institute.  Her diverse background and entrepreneurial spirit has prepared her well as an advocate, trainer, consultant, and for the leadership role we all play in cultivating and strengthening students professional journeys.
She is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University and earned her doctoral degree in Psychology from Capella University.

Rich Villasenor

Mr. Rich Villasenor
Diverse Communities

My name is Rich Villasenor I am currently a Graduate Student Services manager for Ashford University.  I have worked in higher education for over 6 years and have a passion for education and leadership.  My current position is perfect marriage of my passions and enables to impact both students and staff alike on a daily basis. 

My education background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s of Public Administration and a Master’s of Education in Higher Education.  I attended Mira Costa College with the intention of transferring and completing a 4 year degree (2000-2003)

Mira Costa is a special place to me and I am honored to be able to give back and interact with college’s current students. As a former student I can relate to the challenges that Mira Costa’s students face.  I am look forward to presenting and being a part of the program.

Ms. Nina Lovejoy
Teamwork & Collaboration

Dr. Elizabeth Stephens
Leadership Styles

Mr. Mark Orlando, Ed.D.
Vision and Goal Setting, Creating Networks

Panel of Leaders
Leadership Tips