The IEBC Board of Directors – Bill Piland, Myron L. Pope, Derek Price, Donna Scott and Janet Weinstein – provides guidance, leadership and expertise that help IEBC develop its strategic direction and advance its mission.

Bill Piland, PhD, Board Chairman

Professor Emeritus of Community College Leadership
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Bill Piland

Bill Piland has worked in higher education for almost 50 years, beginning as a community college business instructor in 1967. He has held positions of Business Division Director, Dean of Career Education and Dean of Instruction in a number of community colleges. A university professor for 34 years, Piland’s teaching career has included Illinois State University, the University of Arizona, the University of British Columbia and San Diego State University. He has published more than 100 journal articles, books and monographs on community colleges.


Janet Weinstein, JD, Board Secretary

Professor of Law Emerita
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA

Janet Weinstein

Janet Weinstein has taught for more than 30 years. Her teaching and scholarship have focused primarily on education reform, child welfare, and interdisciplinary problem solving. She has designed and directed a number of programs, including the dual degree, J.D./M.S.W. Program in collaboration with the School of Social Work at San Diego State University, and the Clinical Internship Program at the law school. She is one of the founders of the City Heights Community Law Project, established to provide legal services to the residents of that community.


Myron L. Pope, EdD, Board Member

Vice President of Student Affairs
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

Myron L. Pope

Myron L. Pope, Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, also teaches in the African and African-American Studies and the Adult and Higher Education programs. His background includes positions in the community college system of Alabama, University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. He has provided extensive consulting services, including serving as a consultant/evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Dr. Pope has conducted a variety of research on higher education and related issues, had numerous articles published in scholarly journals and books, and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Derek V. Price, PhD, Board Member

Principal Owner
DVP PRAXIS LTD

Derek V. Price

Derek Price is a national leader in strategic thinking for institutional transformation and systems change, especially the use of data-driven strategies to improve program and organizational effectiveness. He has a strong policy, research, and evaluation background and works on a broad range of policy and practice issues around postsecondary education and workforce development.

Dr. Price’s prior positions include director of higher education research at Lumina Foundation for Education, where he helped launch Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count – a national initiative to improve student success at community colleges.

A well-known speaker and author of numerous publications, Dr. Price works through his consulting firm, DVP-PRAXIS LTD, with private foundations, national nonprofit intermediary organizations, colleges and universities.


Donna Scott, MSSW, Board Member

Associate Executive Director Emerita
All Kids Alliance
Houston, TX

Donna Scott

The ALLIANCE is the outgrowth of a Houston P–16 council. Before joining the ALLIANCE as its first staff person, Donna Scott was a P-16 Field Specialist for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. She has worked in community organizing in Louisville, Kentucky; Austin, Texas; and Houston and participated in starting a variety of nonprofit organizations. Well-known for her many years as a development officer in higher education, she has served on the founding board of the Planned Giving Council of Houston and as vice president of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, now the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Houston Chapter Board. She earned the Certified Fundraising Executive credential in 1986 and the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1994.