About Internal Operations

The Internal Operations Division provides leadership and staff support services to pilot the strategic success of the California Community Colleges and students. The team values responsiveness, results, and respect in delivering a broad range of services in human resources, including recruitment, examination services, health and safety, and equal opportunity.


The division oversees training and staff development, procurement and business services, budgets, benefits and payroll administration, accounting, mail and reproduction, grant and contract management, and policy development.

Key Contacts:

Erik Skinner
eskinner@cccco.edu, deputy chancellor
Coleen Adlfinger, associate personnel analyst
Payroll Transactions
Worker's Compensation
Adria Sanders, associate personnel analyst
EAP Coordinator
EEO Coordinator & Investigator
Health and Safety Officer
Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator 

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Erik Skinner, Deputy Chancellor

Erik Skinner was promoted in 2013 to serve as Deputy Chancellor in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. In this role, he oversees and coordinates the efforts of the following divisions: Academic Affairs; Student Services and Special Programs; Economic Development and Workforce Preparation; College Finance and Facilities Planning; Technology, Research, and Information Services; and Government Relations. Skinner assists in the implementation of system wide initiatives, including the Board of Governor’s student success agenda. In addition, he serves as co-chair of the SB 1440 Implementation and Oversight Committee, working to strengthen and streamline transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges and the California State University. He served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Programs from 2010 until early 2013.

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