Claremont Colleges Services Leadership
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California.
Stig Lanesskog is the CEO of The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS). In this role, he oversees 34 shared services for The Claremont Colleges and works with the presidents and other senior leaders of the campuses to facilitate and implement strategic initiatives. Prior to joining TCCS in 2014, Stig was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the associate provost for strategic planning and assessment. In this capacity, he twice facilitated the development of a five-year strategic plan for the university as well as the implementation of metrics at both the campus and individual college levels. He previously served as associate dean for M.B.A. programs, leading the executive, full-time and part-time programs in Champaign, Chicago and Warsaw, Poland. He also was the director of Illinois Business Consulting, in the College of Business.
Stig has served on numerous professional boards including the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI), the Illinois Professional Science Masters Program, Illinois Business Consulting, and was a member of the Champaign School District Unit 4 Board of Education. He has extensive experience in integrating and transforming organizations in complex environments and in creating and leading shared service organizations. Prior to his career in higher education, he spent approximately nine years in strategy consulting with two major firms. Stig earned a B.S. degree in business administration/marketing and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mia Alonzo was named controller and associate director of Financial Services in January 2009, and became the director in November 2013. In this position, she serves as the corporate controller for The Claremont Colleges Services, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute. She was the assistant controller for Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College from 2000 through the end of 2008. In that position, Ms. Alonzo was responsible for overseeing the financial systems and processes for these institutions, including accounting for investments and planned gifts, the annual audit process, and tax and regulatory filings.
Previous to coming to TCCS, Ms. Alonzo worked for the accounting firm, Vavrinek Trine Day and Company, LLP, as an audit supervisor.
Ms. Alonzo earned her B.A. in business economics with an emphasis in accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Bonnie Jackson Clemens was appointed to the position of secretary to the board and assistant to the chief executive officer effective July 1, 2008. In that role, she provides executive management support and research assistance to the Board of Overseers and several board committees as well as executive management support to the Council of The Claremont Colleges. As assistant to the chief executive officer of TCCS, she provides leadership and support roles for a wide range of special projects assigned by the CEO.
Dr. Clemens’ professional background and education span more than 35 years in higher education. Prior to her current appointment, she was director of libraries for The Claremont Colleges, a position she had held since 1990. During her tenure, she furthered the Libraries long-standing emphasis on applying new technologies and innovative strategies as complementary to traditional library information, research, and instructional services and collections. She also represented the Libraries at campus, regional, and national meetings and the consortium on campus-wide committees, including the Information Technology Committee.
Dr. Clemens began her professional library career at Louisiana State University, where she received her master’s degree. In 1976, she received an HEA Title II-B Fellowship for advanced study in Library Science at The Florida State University, where she earned her Ph.D. In 1979, she was appointed personnel librarian at the University of Georgia Libraries. Over a period of 11 years, she held a number of administrative positions at the university, including serving as acting director of libraries for two years.
Active professionally, Dr. Clemens has published with an emphasis on library personnel matters, has spoken both nationally and regionally on library technology and library consortium development, and has served on a number of national and regional library committees and as a Delegate to the OCLC Users Council. During her tenure on the executive committee of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, the organization transitioned from a primarily volunteer organization to a nonprofit public benefit corporation that has developed a national reputation for service to private academic libraries. Dr. Clemens has also served on a number of WASC visiting teams and on committees of the Mt. Baldy United Way.
Project Manager Stephanie Dornes became the director of Human Resources (HR) for Claremont Colleges Services in July 2015. In this position, Stephanie is responsible for establishing and overseeing TCCS’s HR practices in recruiting, development, legal compliance, employee relations, compensation and for the management of the HR department. Stephanie also leads the cross-functional employee engagement team for TCCS.
Stephanie joined TCCS in 2010 as a human resources generalist before becoming a human resources business partner in 2013. In her most recent role, she collaborates with leaders across TCCS to provide HR services that include full-cycle recruitment, performance management, compensation analysis, policy development and employee training.
Prior to joining TCCS, Stephanie managed multi-state recruiting, onboarding, benefits administration and employee relations for the Geneva Foundation, a non-profit organization that administers grants and contracts for military medical research.
Stephanie earned a B.S. in business administration from Pepperdine University and a M.S. in human resources design from Claremont Graduate University. She is also certified as a professional in human resources by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Kim Lane became the director of communications for The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) in May 2015. In this position, she oversees the communication, design and web development units.
Prior to coming to TCCS, Ms. Lane worked for nearly two decades for the University of California, including at the Riverside and Irvine campuses and the UC Office of the President. Her most recent assignment was as the communications lead for the UCPath Center, the University of California’s high-profile project to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all UC employees.
At UC Riverside she was in charge of the CASE award-winning campus magazine, and the staff and faculty newsletter. She also worked for more than a decade at The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside County.
She brings extensive experience in communications and marketing, working with the media; managing, developing and designing print, electronic and social media content; overseeing branding campaigns; and handling change management issues. She has a B.A. degree in business administration (with an emphasis on labor relations) from California State University, San Bernardino.
Dana is TCCS’s director of project management and a member of the senior cabinet. In this capacity, Dana manages a portfolio of TCCS and intercollegiate projects helping to ensure each project meets schedule, cost and quality objectives.
Before joining The Claremont Colleges Dana spent 10 years in the aerospace industry as a systems engineer. In this capacity, he provided technical and project management leadership to a variety of highly complex projects.
Dana has a BS in psychology, an MBA and a Master of Systems Engineering degree. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Stan Skipworth was appointed director of Campus Safety on April 15, 2015. In this position, Stan is responsible for providing leadership and direction to our campus safety professionals who safeguard the persons and properties of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to The Claremont Colleges.
Stan’s professional background includes police chief emeritus of California State University, Long Beach, where he led that department and university to be twice-recognized as one of the top five safest colleges in the United States. Stan is also former mayor and councilmember for the city of Corona, CA. Stan has served as president of the California Association of Councils of Governments and is now the legislative chair for the California College and University Police Chiefs Association.
For their continued work on public policy for foster care and adoptions within California, Stan and his wife, Michell, have been presented the YMCA’s Victor Award and the Angels in Adoption Award by the United States Congress.
Chuck Thompson was named chief information officer for The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) on Jan. 1, 2016. He is responsible for providing IT services in support of all of The Claremont Colleges as well as for supporting the IT needs of TCCS.
Prior to coming to TCCS, Chuck was assistant dean and chief information officer for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in that role he oversaw the consolidation of all IT staff in the college into a single shared services organization. He was also very involved with campus-wide activities such as compute cluster consolidation, data center consolidation, the deployment of a campus-wide unified communications system and serving as a facilitator for a leadership program for campus IT staff.
Chuck has BS and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois.