A native Californian, Jeff DeFranco started at LTCC in 2012. Before accepting the position as superintendent/president, he served as the college’s Vice President of Administrative Services. Jeff brings a unique array of experience, having worked in K-12, community colleges, and at four-year institutions. He earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Chico and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon. He is currently a doctoral student in Pepperdine University’s nationally-ranked Global Leadership and Change Ph.D. program. Jeff is an active member of the South Lake Tahoe community with his wife, Kasey, and their two sons. He is an enthusiastic believer in life-long learning and consistently strives to broaden his thinking, especially in the areas of leadership and driving positive change.
Vice President, Administrative Services
Russi Egan has worked in the California community college system for over thirteen years where she demonstrated her dedication to higher education and her commitment to students. She holds a Master’s in Accounting from National University and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Ashford University.
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Interim Executive Dean, Student Success
Tracy holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the California State University of Sacramento. She has more than 20 years of experience in the California Community College system as a faculty member as well as several years of administrative and leadership experience. Along with being a counselor at LTCC Tracy has also served as Interim Dean of Student and Academic Support Services, Interim Director of Student Services/Counselor, and Interim Dean of Instruction for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Michelle Sower holds a Master's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development with a minor in Psychology from California State University, Chico.
Dean, Workforce Development and Instruction
As State Director of Adult Education for the state of Nevada for the past six years, Brad has managed programs in Adult Education, High School Equivalency, Distance Education, Alternative Education, and Corrections Education for Nevada’s Department of Education. Prior to that, Brad managed the Workforce Development and Continuing Education divisions at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno for six years, where he also served as an English as a Second Language adjunct faculty member and program coordinator. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Journalism from University of Southern California, and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Nevada, Reno.