Welcome the new Associate Deans

Shalimar Krebs, ( Liberal Arts and Arts, Design & Media Arts
Shalimar taught Media Arts at SFCC for five years and has worked closely with the English faculty while serving as the Tutoring Center Coordinator. With a passion for education, he has demonstrated success in creating and maintaining positive relationships while serving our students and faculty. He holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from New Mexico Highlands University and a bachelor’s degree in Documentary Studies as well as three associate degrees from SFCC: Physical Sciences, General Engineering and Biological Sciences –all from SFCC.

Colleen Lynch (, Sciences, Health, Engineering & Math and Fitness Education.
Colleen began as a Learning Lab Manager for Developmental Studies and then became tutor coordinator, grant writer, and Tutoring Center Director. She has been lead faculty and either chair or co-chair for the Mathematics Department since 2006, and has chaired the Curriculum Committee since 2014. She has gained a reputation for being an academic leader who is highly respected. Her passion for student success is evident in the work that she has done at the college for the past 25 years as well as at the state level through her involvement in the New Mexico Statewide General Education Steering Committee. She holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary as well as an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College.

Brooke Gondara (, Trades, Advanced Technologies & Sustainability and Business, Professional Studies & Education
Brooke has five years of university-level, tribal and community college teaching experience and is focused on student success. She served as Division Dean at Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus) and was successful in the effective hiring, assessment and retention of faculty and staff with a proven track record of program development and implementation and student advisement. She is committed to progressive educational leadership, having earned a doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and having completed post-doctoral studies at Harvard University in the study of presidential leadership.