The President’s Executive Staff is composed of the three vice presidents: Dr. Steven Boyd, Michael Poindexter, and Laduan Smedley. Executive Staff meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Cabinet members include the Executive Staff and the President’s other direct reports who are leaders in their own field. From their integral roles in day-to-day operations of the college, the Cabinet makes recommendations to the President. Meeting the first and third Tuesday of each month, they discuss policy and procedures while ensuring decisions are based on student success and are aligned with Sacramento City College’s mission and vision as well as the College’s Strategic Plan.
Dr. Steven Boyd
Vice President of Instruction
Dr. Steven Boyd currently serves as the Vice President of Instruction at Sacramento City College. Prior to his tenure in this position he served for eight years as the Dean of Health and Education at American River College, where he supervised more than ninety five faculty and classified employees in fourteen programs. Dr. Boyd also has sixteen years of post-secondary teaching experience as a Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science at Fresno City College within the State Center Community College District. He holds two Bachelor degrees, one in General Studies from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, and another in Cardiopulmonary Science from Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health Professions and Medicine, Shreveport. He also holds two graduate degrees, a Masters of Business Administration from Fresno City College and a Doctorate degree in Education from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He enjoys the challenges of instruction in an urban community college environment and serving the needs of a diverse student body.
Vice President Student Services
Michael Poindexter is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a M.ED. in College Student Personnel Services. He received his B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Education and Literature from Creighton University. He previously served as Interim President of Sacramento City College, as well as the current Vice President of Student Services at for over eight years, and has accepted the position of Vice Chancellor of Student … at San Francisco City College, after serving the college in an interim assignment for over six months. His experience also includes his roles as leadership consultant to Achieving the Dream and Community College Survey of Student Engagement and as adjunct faculty for Drexel University in Sacramento. His experience also includes serving as Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment at Rhode Island Community College and the Community College of Denver. He also held the roles of Dean and Vice President of Student Services at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn NY. Mr. Poindexter has contributed to numerous committees and national advisory boards to include the College Board Conference Planning Committee, Community College Survey, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Vice President of Administrative Services
Laduan Smedley was appointed to the position of Vice President of Administrative Services at Sacramento City College in July 2014. Laduan has been with the Los Rios Community College District for 27 years, the last 13 years as the Director of Administrative Services at American River College. He is heavily involved in the Sacramento community and currently sits on the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board, and is also on the Successor Agency Oversight Boards for the City of Davis and West Sacramento. Laduan graduated from the Leadership Sacramento Program and also attended and completed Harvard Universities Management Development Program. Laduan has an MBA from Golden Gate University. He is a lifelong Sacramento resident and serves as a mentor for many young men in the community.
William (Dan) McCarty
Interim Director, Advancement /SCC Foundation
Dan McCarty joined the Sacramento City College Foundation (SCCF) as Interim Director of College Advancement in January, 2016 and has served as an SCCF Board member since 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience as a Senior Executive in all phases of operations, including strategic planning, customer service, community affairs, governmental relations, and workforce development. He also has more than five years of experience in building startup companies in alternative wind energy, telecommunications, and commercial real estate development industries.
Dan has served on several boards, including the Los Rios Foundation, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sacramento Urban League, Roberts Family Development Center, and California Cable Television Association. He has fundraising experience with SCC, Roberts Family Development Center, and Project Lead the Way, which is a program he helped launch in Sacramento area high schools. His government affairs experience is with California Cable Television Association Executive Committee as Chair of Governmental Affairs, and he has testified before California State Legislature committees.
Dan’s background is in communications. He was the regional director of operations, Northern California, for DIRECTV, area vice president for Comcast Cable, and held leadership positions with Cirrus Technologies, Inc., United States Digital Television and D&D Consulting and Investments. He has a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s in business administration from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
Dr. Elaine Ader
Dean, Information Technology
Dr. Elaine R. Ader has been the Dean of Information Technology at Sacramento City College since May 2001. Her areas of responsibility include planning, managing and maintaining the college’s technology infrastructure, working with the Information Technology department and college community on technology priorities and funding streams, and introducing new technologies for adoption in support of the college’s mission of teaching, learning and service. In addition, Dr. Ader is responsible for staff development including planning and managing the Staff Resource Center. Prior to coming to SCC, Dr. Ader was Dean of the Extended Learning Center at Montgomery College in Texas, Director of Academic Computing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and IT Manager at both the Philadelphia Housing Authority and Philadelphia International Airport. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Marybeth Buechner
Dean, Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness
Dr. Marybeth Buechner is the Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness. The PRIE Office facilitates the planning processes of the college, from unit plans to strategic planning. PRIE staff conducts analyses of college data, disseminates research results, and assists in SLO assessment. The PRIE Office also facilitates participatory decision-making. Dr. Buechner serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for SCC. She has more than 20 years of experience in community college education including experience in teaching, curriculum development, staff development and student learning assessment. Prior to her current position, she was a professor of Biology at Cosumnes River College and was an adjunct faculty member in the CSUS program in Community College Faculty Preparation.
Communications and Public Information Officer