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Our Mission

The College of the Canyons Faculty Association (COCFA) represents the professional and labor interests for all full-time faculty within the Santa Clarita Community College District. The association supports members in and out of the classroom, making sure their voices are heard and accomplishments are respected on campus and throughout the community.


This Association

Academic freedom
Shared governance
Democratic processes
An exceptional student experience


COCFA Representatives


Wendy Brill-Wynkoop

Wendy Brill-Wynkoop is dedicated to advocating for faculty. As a professor at College of the Canyons for the past 21 years, she works to affect change for students and the next generation. A dedicated faculty advocate, Wendy has served on the executive board of COCFA, been a member of the local Academic Senate, and represented faculty on numerous college-wide committees.

Wendy, a southern California native whose love of camping and coffee are well known, is always on the go. She loves being outside experiencing the world around her; she has taught numerous field studies courses and participates in camping trips with her family and friends whenever she can.

Wendy obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California and completed her graduate work at California State University Fullerton, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts. She brings a wealth of experience in art, photography, and graphic design, along with knowledge of technology in the arts, to the college.

Vice President
Nicole Faudree
Paralegal Studies

Nicole has worked at College of Canyons as a full-time professor since 2007.  She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's’ degree in Social Science Education in 1994.  She attended law school at Pepperdine University where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. In 2001, the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal published Mediation of Proposition 187: A Creative Solution to an Old Problem? Or Quiet Death of Initiatives?.

From 1997 to 2007, Mrs. Faudree practiced as a civil litigator and was admitted to practice in both California and United States trial courts.  Her practice area included complex environmental litigation, personal injury and premises liability, and class action professional liability.

In addition to teaching, Nicole has served in various roles at College of the Canyons, including department chair of Paralegal Studies, CWE, and Business departments, SLO coordinator, and member of the Professional Development, Program Review, and CASL committees.  Nicole has served in many roles with COCFA including Vice President, Secretary, Lead Negotiator, Grievance Officer, Chair of Social Committee, and PAC member.


Lead Negotiator
Garret Hooper

Brittany Applen

Michael Sherry


Membership Benefits

As a part of state and national association affiliations, COCFA members receive myriad discounts and other benefits. These include:

  • Travel discounts – lodging and car rental

  • Entertainment – movie theaters, theme parks, comedy clubs and more

  • Insurance – life, property, disability, long-term care and even pet insurance

  • Cell phone service – AT&T

  • Costco membership

Find out more about membership benefits through the 
California Teachers Association and the National Education Association