2020 Fulfilling the Trust Awards

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2020 Fulfilling the Trust Awards

California Community Colleges Trustees Celebrating over 20 years of trusteeship

Every year the Community College League of California (League) recognizes the enduring dedication and service of California's community college trustees with the Fulfilling the Trust Award.This year we honor eleven trustees who have achieved two or more decades of service.


"Dr. Baca has long been a champion of students. His dedication and service to the community college system is to be commended." – Bill Scroggins, President & CEO, Mt. San Antonio College


"Pam is a true warrior for social justice and equity on behalf of our students. For more than two decades serving on the Los Rios Board of Trustees, she has been courageous in her commitment to always put students first." – Brian King, Chancellor, Los Rios CCD

SUSAN KEITH Citrus CCD 20 YEARS "Her passion for education and commitment to serving others have benefitted Citrus College and its students for more than 20 years. On behalf of the entire college community, I congratulate Trustee Keith on receiving this honor and thank her for the many years of leadership she has provided." – Geraldine M. Perri, Superintendent/President, Citrus College

EVA KINSMAN Copper Mountain CCD 20 YEARS

"Trustee Eva Kinsman has been on the Board since the beginning of CMCCD. Her grace and patience has set the tone for the Board to coach me, the new CEO, all while I learn how to do this job." – Daren Otten, Superintendent/President, Copper Mountain College


"Dr. Eva Long represents a life of dedication to public education and life-long learning, including her twenty years as a Trustee serving the Marin Community College District. Her focus on students of all ages is exemplary." – Stuart Tanenberg, Board President, Marin CCD

JOHN MARTIN Pasadena Area CCD 40 YEARS "Trustee John Martin has served with distinction at PCC for 40 years. He is the institutional memory for the complex financial affairs of PCC and was the driving force to establish reserves for a rainy day which we are thankful to have as we now face the financial uncertainty caused by the global pandemic." – Jim Osterling, Board President, Pasadena City College


"Congrats Trustee Mendez and thank you for your continued service to the California Community College system." – Community College League of California

EDWARD ORTELL Citrus CCD 50 YEARS "For more than five decades, his commitment and dedication to Citrus College, its students and its surrounding communities has been unwavering. As a member of the board of trustees, he has helped guide the college as it navigated challenges and embraced opportunities." – Geraldine M. Perri, Superintendent/President, Citrus College

RAYOLA PRATT Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CCD 20 YEARS

"Mrs. Pratt has faithfully served the Shasta College community for twenty years and has been an unwavering advocate for the students in rural regions such as Trinity County." – Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CCD

BONNIE STEFAN Desert CCD 20 YEARS "Throughout her tenure at College of the Desert, Dr. Stefan has been an ardent supporter of our students and their success. Her work with the Association of Community College Trustees is helping to strengthen our college and community colleges across the U.S." – Joel L. Kinnamon, Superintendent/President, College of the Desert

LOUIS WONG Imperial CCD 20 YEARS "The entire Board of Trustees appreciates the long years of service of Trustee Wong to Imperial Valley College and within the wider community. He always shows tremendous commitment to the well-being of our students, faculty and staff and to the mission of higher education in the Imperial Valley." – Mark Edney, Board President, Imperial Valley College

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