GOVERNING BOARD

GOVERNING BOARD

Bill Garrett

Bill Garrett

Serving on the Governing Board since 2004 and elected in 2006, Bill Garrett is 2014 Board President. The former El Cajon city manager and president of the Cuyamaca College Foundation has also served as a member of the college district's Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Trustee Garrett's major areas of focus include reducing the cost of textbooks, ensuring the proper use of bond monies, and continued development of financial aid resources for the district's students.

Edwin Ramon Hiel

Edwin Ramon Hiel

Elected to the Governing Board in 2010, Edwin Hiel is the 2014 Board Vice President.  Mr. Hiel's experience with community colleges began as a Grossmont College student. He was an adjunct counselor and instructor at Cuyamaca College from 1999 to 2002, a counselor for international students at Grossmont College from 2000 to 2004, and is now a counselor/associate professor at San Diego City College. Trustee Hiel values student access and success, as well as diversity and cultural competency in all the activities of the District. He lived many years in Latin America while working in international agricultural development. His wife and son are from Ecuador.

Debbie Justeson

Debbie Justeson

Debbie Justeson, who was elected to the Governing Board in 2010, has been in the field of education for 25 years and is the 2014 Board Clerk. She has been a part-time math instructor at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for 11 years, and received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003 and 2007. She has presented at several math conferences nationwide and as an adjunct faculty member, has been actively involved in campus committees and teachers' associations. She also teaches for the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University.

Greg Barr

Greg Barr

First elected in 2006, Trustee Barr is firmly committed to supporting educators and students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. Mr. Barr, a former teacher, leader, mentor, and twice elected teacher association president, received the California Teachers Association WHO Award. As a member of three accreditation teams, he participated in evaluating continuation high schools. After 30 years as a high school history teacher and four years coordinating the training of teachers and staff in computer applications, Greg Barr retired and continues to work as a substitute teacher in addition to his Board duties.

Mary Kay Rosinski

Mary Kay Rosinski

Mary Kay Rosinski was elected to the Board in 2008.  A committed advocate for students, staff, and educators,  Ms. Rosinski was nominated for Teacher of the Year for the National School District where she is employed as a special education teacher. She is a recipient of the Anita Snow Memorial Scholarship for achievements in Special Education and other recognitions. Ms. Rosinski served two terms as her teacher's association president and has chaired a number of committees, including Peer Assistance and Review and  the Rolling Readers Program.

Zack Gianino

Zack Gianino, Grossmont College Student Trustee

Zack Gianino is a political science major at Grossmont College. He began attending Grossmont College in fall 2011 and is the vice president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, Inc. Gianino said that as student trustee, he hopes to be an advocate for Grossmont College students and serve as a channel of communication between the trustees and the student body. He hopes to have a career as an American diplomat.

Elsa Michelle Hernandez

Elsa Michelle Hernandez, Cuyamaca College Student Trustee

Elsa Michelle Hernandez is majoring in international business at Cuyamaca College. She has been involved with the Associated Student Government of Cuyamaca College since she began attending there in 2012. She said the major concern of college students is getting the classes they need for graduation and completing their education so they can transfer to a university or obtain a certificate. Hernandez hopes to transfer to the University of Southern California, and envisions a career in western Europe and Australia.

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