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.
Janet currently serves as the vice president for Student Affairs TCCS. Previously, she served as Princeton University’s first vice president for campus life, with responsibility for athletics, religious life, university health services, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, Frist Campus Center, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. At Princeton, she advocated for undergraduate and graduate students through her work on cultural issues including health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, equity of experience, and residential life.
She served as vice president for student affairs at Duke University, and as dean of the college at Swarthmore College. Earlier in her career, she was associate dean and founding director of the Supportive Services Program at Earlham College in Indiana.
Janet holds a B.A. degree from the Western College for Women (now Miami of Ohio) and an M.Ed in counseling psychology from Xavier University. She received honorary doctoral degrees from Xavier and Swarthmore. She was a Fulbright administrative fellow to Germany in 1997 and has served on the boards of the United World College-USA, Swarthmore College and Project Pericles. She also is the president-elect of the Western College Alumnae Association, Inc.
Steven Holley, vice president for finance and administration/ treasurer, joined TCCS in September 2018.
He was previously the vice president, chief business officer at Abilene Christian University, where he provided leadership for finance and accounting, human resources, business services, operations, construction, information technology, risk management, insurance and campus police.
Prior to joining Abilene Christian University, Steven held senior financial positions with several international corporations, including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Federal Express and Del-Nat Tire Corporation.
He has extensive experience in financial and capital planning, forecasting, financial operations, and shared service models. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees of accountancy from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified public accountant.
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.
Colin Tudor was appointed secretary to the TCC Board and assistant vice president of community engagement on March 1, 2019. In the role as secretary to the TCC board he provides executive management support and research assistance to the board of directors, as well as executive management support to the Council of The Claremont Colleges. As the AVP of community engagement, Colin will work to strengthen relationships and build partnerships within the city of Claremont, the broader Claremont community, and the local region.
Prior to joining TCCS, Colin held various roles with the City of Claremont including serving as the assistant city manager from 2012 through February of 2019. In this capacity, he was responsible for city-wide day to day operations, policy development and analysis for the city council, committees, and the city manager. Colin was directly responsible for the city’s administrative services department including personnel, city clerk, information technology, risk management, and public information. He has worked collaboratively with other regional organizations to collaborate on critical initiatives, including the Foothill Gold Line Extension, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Commission, and the Amgen Tour of California 2011 Stage 7 Start. Colin has also worked extensively with local community groups on a variety of initiatives.
Colin grew up in Claremont and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in philosophy and psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne.
Laura is Director of Communications for The Claremont Colleges Services leading the communications team and coordinating intercollegiate communications with the seven colleges’ communications professionals as well as brand development of The Claremont Colleges brand. Prior to joining TCCS, Laura was a communications executive with thirty years of experience in implementing proven and complex communications programs for a variety of government and institutional agencies.
Most recently, Laura was Director of Projects for Arellano Associates, a communications consultancy leading a team of forty-seven professional and administrative staff in creating innovative and effective communications programs that bridge the gap between agencies and stakeholders and constituents. Laura was instrumental in the firm’s expansion into the use of technology tools including interactive maps, texting survey apps and live public webcasts to maximize the stakeholders’ engagement experience. Laura believes effective communications programs are based on building strong relationships with stakeholders, creating environments where true collaboration takes place while recognizing the importance and difference that creative collateral materials make in both educating and informing audiences.
Laura holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in public finance both from California State University, San Bernardino.
Janet Bishop, A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, joined TCCS in September 2019.
Janet was previously the Associate University Librarian for Content and Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries where she was involved in the development, acquisition, management, and preservation of the Libraries’ electronic resources and general collections. As a member of the Libraries’ executive‐level Cabinet, she had input into strategic initiatives, the realignment and reimagining of services and activities, and funding priorities. She was also engaged in the Big Ten Academic Alliances’ (BTAA) consortial activities to support open access initiatives through shared collection investments.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Janet was the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections, and Associate Professor at Colorado State University (CSU). Janet also has held several other library positions at Seattle University and the University of Washington.
Janet earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Princeton University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Washington, as well as a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on a variety of committees and boards including the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (Governor’s Office, State of Colorado), the Capitol Building Advisory Committee (Governor’s Office/State Legislature, State of Colorado), and The Family Works Community Resources Board (City of Seattle).