Committee Members

The Board of Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District appoints members of the Measure C Citizens’ Bond oversight Committee. Terms are for two years and members may not serve more than three consecutive terms.

Committee Members

Dudley G. Andersen – Committee Chair

Business organization representative

Palo Alto resident Dr. Dudley Andersen has more than 35 years experience in strategic and financial management as a financial advisor, corporate executive and business founder. His experience extends to both the private and public sectors and covers a broad range of disciplines including: accounting; industrial engineering; tax planning and analysis; corporate development; structuring, implementing and monitoring financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; and business, public and personal financial and investment management. His service on the committee began in 2010 and he is currently serving a third term.


Kelly Davis

Auxiliary organization representative

Kelly Davis is senior vice president and regional manager of Heritage Bank of Commerce for the Los Altos region and a board member with the Foothill-De Anza Foundation. Her more than 30 years in the financial services industry have encompassed business and private banking focused on lending and investment services, including working with early-stage venture-backed companies.  In addition to the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, Kelly’s community volunteer activities have included serving on the boards of the American Red Cross’ Silicon Valley chapter and the Los Altos Village Association. She began service on the committee in 2014.

William A. Dietz

Senior citizens’ organization representative

William Dietz is a Los Altos resident whose career in high technology includes executive positions for such Silicon Valley companies as Seagate Technology, 3COM Corporation, Intel and National Semiconductor. He has managed and reviewed projects and programs, including enterprise software installations; employee benefit-plan audits; performance review administration; and executive compensation practices. He also has experience in government regulatory compliance. Bill currently works as a human resources consultant. He is a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. His service on the committee began in 2011 and he is currently serving a second term.

Melissa Epps

Student representative


Robert K. Lancefield

Taxpayer association

A practicing lawyer for many years, Robert Lancefield has operated his own civil law practice and worked in the legal department of Consolidated Freightways. In addition, he has been active for the past 40 years in real estate property management. As a private trustee of two very complex, inter-generational trusts with difficult management issues, he says he supports transparency in the management and oversight of “other people’s money.” Rob’s community activities include board membership on the Charter Oak Foundation, which makes grants to at-risk youth. He is a member of Taxpayers for Common Sense.  His service on the committee began in 2010 and he is currently serving a third term.

Ellen Saliba

At-large representative

Ellen Saliba has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience in the computer industry and a history of volunteer service. Formerly a manager with Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corp., she now works as an independent consultant, assisting Silicon Valley companies with financial and operational management issues. A Los Altos resident, Ellen served on the city’s Financial Advisory and Ad Hoc Grant Writing committees. She has been board president of the National Charity League and served on the board of Trustees of Babson College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration. She began service on the committee in 2014.

Susan Silver – Committee Vice Chair

At-large representative

Dr. Susan Silver, retired superintendent of a K-12 school district, is a Sunnyvale resident whose career spans 40+ years in education and nonprofits. She was responsible in two districts for the oversight of bond expenditures and facilities upgrades. She has been a student at De Anza College, faculty at Foothill and West Valley colleges, and has taught educational governance, including budget development and accountability, at the University of San Francisco. Her consulting practice focuses on development of educational organizations and community-based nonprofits, as well as coaching school and district administrators. Her term on the committee began in 2011.


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