Alumni News

New Board Members Demonstrate Expertise in Communications, Education, Entrepreneurship, and Research

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ix new members have joined the Alumni Board of Pitzer College, which is tasked with serving and engaging the Pitzer community by fostering lifelong relationships between alumni and the College:

Linda deBaun ’68 worked as a drama and English teacher at Yucaipa High School, retiring after 40 years in 2020. She serves on the board of directors for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Educational Enrichment Foundation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Pitzer and went on to earn a master’s in English from Claremont Graduate University in 1972 and a master’s in theater from Cal State Fullerton in 1999.

Susan Warren ’78 has been developing, inspiring, teaching, and directing children and educational research, curriculum, and courses for more than 45 years. In 1980, she co-founded (on Pitzer’s campus) and still directs Project Think, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting and enriching the lives of children through excellence in STEAM—science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math—education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies and psychology at Pitzer and holds a doctorate in urban leadership from Claremont Graduate University.

Leeshawn Cradoc Moore ’87 serves as the director of institutional research and assessment at Pitzer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Pitzer and holds a doctorate in higher education from Claremont Graduate University. She has also served at Pitzer as an associate dean of admission and associate dean of students and is a former director of institutional research at two other institutions.

Linda deBaun '68

Susan Warren '78

Leeshawn Cradoc Moore '87

Meena Duguay '93

Brandi Redick '01

Jumane Redway-Upshur '01

Meena Duguay ’93 is a 12th grade English teacher at California Online Public Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from Pitzer and a master’s degree in teaching and learning from the University of La Verne. She has served as an assistant director of musicals for the Ontario-Montclair School District for the past 14 years and is a current cast member in the children’s television series “Learn With Me,” a project made possible through a collaboration between the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and PBS affiliate KVCR-TV.

Brandi Redick ’01 is a social media director at Carol H. Williams Advertising, one of the largest, independent, and female-owned communications agencies in the U.S. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English world literature and gender studies from Pitzer and a master’s in education from USC.

Jumane Redway-Upshur ’01 is the founder and executive director of My Black History Calendar and the My-BHC mobile app. He earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational studies and media studies from Pitzer and an MBA in sports marketing and a JD degree from the University of Oregon. He also serves as a community ambassador and social equity partner for the Bay Area-based cannabis company STIIIZY.

Returning to the board this year are Mark A. Cunningham ’89, P’25, who is serving the first year of his two-year term as president;

Diana Bob ’02, former board president; Derric J. Johnson ’95, Race and Justice Committee chair; Elijah Pantoja ’18, secretary; Josue Pasillas ’17, Reunion Committee chair; Paolina Cuevas ’20; Kyle K. Dalrymple ’17; Steven Liang ’10; Jai Phillips ’02; and Angela Sanbrano ’75.