SSCCC Staff Team Members
Dr. Julie Adams, Executive Director
Dr. Adams has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management. Prior to joining the Student Senate, Julie provided, for more than 20 years, the organizational oversight of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, served as the transition manager for Umoja Community Foundation, and started her own business -- Agile Association Management Solutions.
After serving in the US Army, she attended more than six California community colleges, received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from California State University - Sacramento, an MBA from the University of California – Davis, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership, from Walden University. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and CalSAE (California Chapter). She also has a Nonprofit Board Consulting Certificate from Board Source.
Rosita Olalde, Executive Assistant
Rosita Olalde is originally from the beautiful Oregon Willamette Valley. She earned her Associate of Art Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) from Chemeketa Community College before obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy & Administration from Western Oregon University. Rosita is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership through Western Oregon University. She also served as a student leader throughout her college career in various roles with Phi Theta Kappa, Oregon College Mentors, and multiple campus departments. Prior to joining the Student Senate, she worked for a higher education non-profit and a K-12 charter school in administrative support roles.