John "Randy" Beach is Professor of English and Education at Southwestern College. He holds an M.A. in English from the University of Charleston, a B.A. in English from the College of Charleston, and a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as a Jaguar Pathways Faculty Coordinator and the Faculty Curriculum Committee Co-Chair. Randy is currently a commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Randy served three years as a board member for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and is a past president of the SWC Academic Senate.