In 1960 I left the safety of high school and followed my friends to community college–the first in my family to do so. It was crowded. Classes and parking were at a premium. I had to borrow to make the tuition but I stuck to it.
A kind professor suggested that I change my major to criminal justice and that is when my life truly changed. I spent 43 years in law enforcement promoting from dispatcher to Captain and obtaining a Masters degree.
I now have a daughter in graduate school who faces the same challenges. My interest in being on the Chaffey Board is to help other students achieve that life changing experience. like I did.
When I’m not at Chaffey, I sit on the boards of: Rotary, Travelers Aid, West End Family Counseling, LEO, The Price Foundation, and The Police Museum I believe my community background, my experience on the Chaffey Foundation Board and the eight years on the governing board make me a good candidate. What I have to offer is a strong knowledge of Human Resources, safety issues and the law. I’m most proud of participating in the addition of Criminal Justice, Corrections and Fire Science Degrees along with classes on School Safety.
Chaffey is a well run institution with extraordinary faculty and staff. The current board works well together and has many challenges ahead: doing more with less; finding room for 22,000 students (and their cars), serving the student community and the community surrounding Chaffey.
My commitment is to provide quality service while keeping costs minimal. We need to continue being vigilant in expenditures from the Bond fund and find new ways to partner with the community. The Chaffey Board needs to continue working as a team to assure that every dream is fulfilled.