Student Affairs and Activities
Use the contact information listed below to get in touch with the person you need.Location: Campus Center, Room 2009
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs
John has been a part of the Foothill family for over 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: email@example.com
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.
Phone: (650) 949-7218
Merry has had many years experience working as an administrative assistant in a variety of offices. She was Office Manager for her husband's mechanical business for the last 8 years prior to working at Foothill.
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.
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.
Phone: (650) 949-7280