(Santa Ana, Calif.) – Santa Ana College (SAC) has named Leisa Schumacher as the new assistant to the president, and Brin Wall joins the college as its new public information officer.
In her new role, Schumacher will coordinate communications for the office of the college president as well as coordinate and maintain the president’s schedule. Additionally, her duties and responsibilities will include researching and compiling data and information, drafting complex reports, supervising and training other office staff as needed and providing office assistance in specialized operations.
Schumacher has been with the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) since 2003. During that time, she has held numerous positions. Most recently, she served as executive secretary to the vice president of Academic Affairs at Santa Ana College, a role she held for five years.
Prior to joining RSCCD, Schumacher worked for Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., where she served in various capacities, including contract and compliance coordinator for Franchise Administration.
As SAC’s new public information officer, Wall will be responsible for advancing the visibility of the campus, supervising the campus communications unit, maintaining two-way channels of communication with a variety of stakeholder groups, and advising the college president. In addition, she will direct a comprehensive campus communication program that includes public relations, media relations, campus publications, marketing and advertising, and special events.
Prior to joining the district, Wall worked for Toyota Motor North America, where she held various positions, including internal communications manager for digital platforms, social media data and trends manager, newsroom editor-in-chief and employee publications editor and writer. She has a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Kansas.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 27,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.