Executive Council

Executive Council

The President's leadership team at Coconino Community College.

Dudley Gardner, PhD

Interim Provost

Dr. Gardner oversees all academic departments, institutional research, and registration and enrollment services.  


April Sandoval

Executive Assistant to the President

Ms. Sandoval manages the Office of the President and supports the District Governing Board and College Council.  After completing an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice at Coconino Community College in 2004, April went on to complete a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors Degree in Public Agency Service (emphasis in Public Administration) at Northern Arizona University in 2007. She also completed a Masters Degree in Administration (emphasis in Professional Writing) in May of 2015.  All degrees were completed with the highest honors and April credits her success in education to the foundation she received from the amazing faculty and staff at Coconino Community College. 


Dietrich Sauer

Executive Director of Human Resources

Dietrich Sauer joined the College in 2017 as Executive Director of Human Resources and oversees the CCC Human Resources department. Prior to FUSD, Mr. Sauer held positions in the private sector with several Fortune 500 organizations including: Deckers Brands (the makers of Teva and Ugg Australia Footwear) as their E-commerce HR Leader; Deluxe Corporation (banking and small business services) as their Area Human Resources manager supporting manufacturing plants, distribution centers and customer service centers throughout North America; Carson Industries (Plastics Manufacturer with seven global locations) as their Director of Human Resources.  His passion is championing positive employee relations and engagement to make his organization a best place to work and an employer of choice in its’ industry and geographic location.   


Scott Talboom

Scott Talboom

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Scott began his career as the Executive Director for the Northern Arizona District, American Cancer Society (ACS) and was later promoted to the Executive Director for Southern Arizona (ACS). He returned to Flagstaff as an account executive and was promoted to the sales manager role for NBC affiliate KNAZ TV. Scott owned and operated Talboom Advertising and Public Relations, a successful full-service advertising and public relations agency for nearly 17 years, where he created and managed an account list that billed more than half a million dollars at its peak. As the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Scott is the Chief Public Information Officer for the College and Executive Director of the CCC Foundation overseeing all marketing, public relations, college publications and branding as well as the management of the Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit. Scott is a 1982 alumnus of Northern Arizona University with Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising. He recently earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University.


Jami Van Ess

Executive Vice President

Ms. Van Ess oversees the operations of Accounting and Finance, Budgeting, Facilities and Security, Information Technology Services, Purchasing and Auxiliary Services, Registration and Enrollment Services, and Student Financial Aid and Veterans Services. Prior to joining the College in 1998, she was the Vice President for Administrative Services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois. Ms. Van Ess received her bachelors of science degree in accountancy from Northern Arizona University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.