Geography & Planning Department

Advisory Board

advisory board members

The Geography and Planning Advisory Board was established in 2012. The mission of the board is:

  • to foster a dynamic link between the department and broader community,
  • to disseminate career and internships information,
  • to form partnerships between academics and practitioners,
  • to enhance student learning, and
  • to encourage recognition of the positive impact of geography and planning for the common good in meeting present and future challenges

Meet the board's members!

Andrea Campos

Andrea Campos

Director of Program Administration
NORTEC

I hope to share my professional experiences with Geography and Planning students to help prepare them for a career in either the public or private sector.

Claudia Stuart

Claudia Stuart

Principal Planner
Butte County

Instructor
CSU Chico

I hope to use my professional experience to the students' best advantage by educating them about the broad array of professional opportunities in planning, as well as trends and challenges.
Jason Schwenkler

Jason Schwenkler

Director
Geographical Information Center, CSU, Chico

As a board member, I hope to enhance and continue efforts to disseminate information, expand recruitment, and build opportunities for our departments current and future students.
Jeff Schwein

Jeff Schwein

AICP CTP, President
Green DOT Transportation Solutions

My goal is to expose the successes of our alumni through spatial and current position analysis. Additionally, I am working on recruiting techniques for incoming high school graduates and junior college transfers.

Jim Aranguren

Jim Aranguren

GIS Manager
Butte County

My main goal is to help with the intern program for Geography students, specifically students interested in careers working with GIS.

Randy Cousineau

Randy Cousineau

Senior Geography Lecturer and Department Chair
Butte Community College

I am happy to join the Advisory Board to assist in student learning between the two neighboring campuses of Butte College and CSU Chico.

Joan Sollenberger

Joan Sollenberger

Caltrans Executive

My goal is to help link students to rewarding professional careers.

Robert Christopherson

Robert Christopherson

Textbook author and educator

I will assist in the 2014 50thcelebration in some way.

Stephen Lucas

Executive Officer
Butte LAFCO

Megan Gosch

Megan Gosch

MS, GISP, President
Geografika Consulting

My Goal is to increase awareness of the positive impact geography and planning has on the common good.

Dean Fairbanks

Dean Fairbanks

Faculty Liaison,
Department Chair

CSU Chico