GOVERNING BOARD

GOVERNING BOARD

Bill Garrett

Bill Garrett

Serving on the Governing Board since 2004 and elected in 2006, Bill Garrett is 2015 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.

Mary Kay Rosinski

Mary Kay Rosinski

Mary Kay Rosinski was elected to the Board in 2008, and is the 2015 Board Vice President.  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.

Greg Barr

Greg Barr

First elected in 2006, and is the 2015 Board Clerk, 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.

Edwin Ramon Hiel

Edwin Ramon Hiel

Elected to the Governing Board in 2010.  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. 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.

Rafael Navarrete

Rafael Navarrete, Grossmont College Student Trustee

Rafael Navarrete began attending Grossmont College in 2013 after serving eight years in the Marine Corps. Navarrete was a member of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and was later assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines based at Camp Pendleton. At Grossmont College, he served as student body president and is a member of the Student Veterans Organization. He plans to transfer to a four-year university, and then work in local government.

Evan Esparza

Evan Esparza, Cuyamaca College Student Trustee

Evan Esparza is a political science major at Cuyamaca College. As a student trustee, he wants to encourage more student engagement at the colleges. The 2014 graduate of Steele Canyon High School served as an Associated Student Government of Cuyamaca College member, and was selected for the Associated Student Government Emerging Leaders Program. He wants to transfer to a four-year university and envisions a future in politics.

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