Ohlone College Trustee

A Note About my Time as an Ohlone College Trustee

I had the honor of serving as an elected member of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees for 12 years.

It was a learning experience. I took my position very seriously, and always attended each meeting with the best possible preparation. 

During my tenure, I was able to interview and hire two outstanding College Presidents (essentially the CEOs of the District), develop two major growth projects (including the establishment of the Newark Center), greatly improve the district’s financial resources and strength, improve the college’s connection to the community, and most importantly, help to create and support an educational system that allowed for student learning and students’ successful preparation for the future.

As should be expected when pushing for improvement, accountability, and openness, some controversies arose and some egos got ruffled. During this campaign, you may even hear about these incidents. In the past, they were greatly exaggerated and distorted, and I remain at ease with my role in them. Reason being, I was laser-focused on one goal only: making Ohlone College the best it could possibly be. If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to contact me directly.

Why is this important? Well, when elected as your next representative, I will have the same goal of being laser-focused on improvement, while having good attendance and being fully prepared. Along the way, I’ll be willing to make the tough decisions, while always letting you know why I voted the way I did.