President's Message

Welcome to Evergreen Valley College proudly serving the foothills of San Jose since 1975. Evergreen Valley College’s mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens.

As a student attending Evergreen Valley you will find classes for transfer to the university, classes for new careers, classes training for specific careers, basic skills classes and opportunities for personal enrichment. The college also offers a wide range of student activities and student clubs to give you many leadership opportunities and experiences.

The college is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to ensure that your units will transfer, and to ensure that you are getting a quality education.

I am pleased that you have selected Evergreen Valley College for your education. I urge yo​u to take advantage of the many services and opportunities which are available to you in meeting your own educational goals and objectives.

We are here for you and wish you all the success in your educational future.

Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D.

Top 10 reasons to attend Evergreen Valley College


President Gilkerson

Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D.

Penny L. Garibay,
Executive Administrative Assistant
Office of the President


President Gilkerson at the First Year Experience Program orientation for full-time high school graduates


President Gilkerson skating to EVC with a student on the first day of summer semester


President Gilkerson with the first graduates of the Infectious Disease Certification program


EVC staff back on campus for the first time since the pandemic began

Administration & Leadership


Tammeil Gilkerson - President

Matais Pouncil - Vice President of Academic Affairs​

Andrea Alexander - Vice President of Administrative Services

Howard Willis - ​ Vice President​ of Student Affairs 


Maniphone Dickerson - Business & Workforce Development

​Sam Morgan - Enrollment Services

Robert Gutierrez - Language Arts 

Roberta Kunkel - Library & Learning Resources, Non Credit, Dual Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives

Antoinette Herrera - Math, Science and En​gineering

​Lynette Apen​ - Nursing & Allied Health​​

Colleen Calderon - ​Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts & Physical ​Education

Victor G. Garza​ - ​Student Success/Counseling


Jaclyn R. Johnson - Athletics

Kathy Tran - Business Services ​

L​iz Tyrrell - Director of Special Programs

​Ebonnie Berry - Financial Aid

Josh Russell - Marketing & Public Relations

Song-Ho Tran - Outreach & Recruitment

Raniyah Johnson - Student Development & Activities

Janice Assadi - Student Health Services​

Michael Osorio -  Student  Services & Wellness


Tina Nguyen - Academic Services

Saloshni Chand - Business Services ​

​​Eugenio P. Canoy​​ - Campus Technology Support Services

Kenneth Brown – Custodial

Vincent Cabada - Facilities

Mario Flores - TRIO Talent Search

Claudia Barajas - TRIO Upward Bound



President Gilkerson handing out care kits with Quynh, former EVC student and Hope Hearted co-founder


At the ribbon cutting for the brand new Sports Complex


President Gilkerson and Director of Outreach, Song-Ho Tran at the Tet Cultural and Human Rights Festival


EVC volunteers getting ready to distribute food to students and community