SAN BERNARDINO - - The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) installed newly elected Board of Trustees members Gloria Macίas Harrison, Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Henry and Nickolas W. Zoumbos, and re-elected Trustee John Longville at their regularly scheduled meeting on December 13. They also installed the new San Bernardino Valley College student trustee Ferny Arana Garcia.
In addition, the Board elected Trustee Dr. Donald Singer to serve as Board President, Trustee John Longville as Vice President and Trustee Donna Ferracone as Clerk. The Trustees will serve in those offices for two years.
SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron said, “Our new and re-elected Trustees bring a range of professional accomplishments and commitment to education that will broaden and enhance our ability to serve our two colleges, KVCR, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division and our community in general.”
The newly elected and re-elected trustees are:
Gloria Macias Harrison became President of Crafton Hills College on July 1, 2000 and served until her retirement from that position on July 2, 2012. Vice President of Instruction at Crafton Hills College for six years, and Dean of Humanities at San Bernardino Valley College for three years, she also has over 20 years of teaching experience.
Mrs. Harrison was a governor's appointee to the California Commission on the Status of Women and served on the California Council for Humanities and numerous state committees on education. Locally, she is a member of The Community Foundation, Kiwanis, the San Bernardino Symphony Association, and the Crafton Hills College Foundation. She belongs to many professional organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards.
Mrs. Harrison received an Associate of Arts degree from San Bernardino Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Henry is a university instructor and a dissertation mentor for doctoral learners. Dr. Henry first started her educational pursuits at the community college level. As a result, she is a strong advocate for meeting student needs and overcoming barriers to their success at this pivotal time in a student's educational life. She is highly supportive of programs that help veterans, students with special needs, as well as eLearning programs. She earned her B.S. at Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education and Development and recognizes the importance of vocational education programs. She earned her M.A. in Organizational Development and her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Institute.
Dr. Henry's community involvement includes: Member Steering Committee for the Women's Leadership Council of Arrowhead United Way, Chairperson for the Scholarship Committee of the Highland Woman's Club, member/past Chair of Youth Services and K-Kids at Kiwanis Club of Highland, and she serves as an Ambassador for the Highland Chamber of Commerce.
Nickolas W. Zoumbos spent 45 years in San Bernardino Valley College classrooms. In addition to teaching, he has also counseled hundreds of students, was department head for various business subjects, served as Chair of the Business and Economics Division, expanded the real estate program, organized weekend community seminars, and served on both the Academic Senate and the District Assembly. He was elected 'Professor of the Year' in 1997.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Zoumbos did his undergraduate and post-graduate work at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. After earning his degrees, he moved to California to pursue his teaching career and has now lived over 50 years in the community.
Mr. Zoumbos retired in 2009. A four-decade member of Rotary North, he and his wife Arlene, have been active in the community in a variety of volunteer activities benefiting children and veterans.
John Longville was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008, at which time he retired from his adjunct faculty position at San Bernardino Valley College.
He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (2007-present), and has previously served as a member of the California State Assembly (1998-2004), Mayor of Rialto (1987-1998), and member of the Rialto City Council (1978-1984 & 1986-1987). During his municipal government years, John was particularly active in regional government agencies, serving as President of both San Bernardino Associated Governments (1982-1983) and the Southern California Association of Governments (1992-1993) and as a founding board member of the Southern California Regional Rail Association (Metrolink).
He has been active in a wide array of local civic and charitable organizations since he first moved to San Bernardino County in 1972 to work as press secretary for the late Congressman George Brown.
The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD), formed in 1926, oversees San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division (EDCT), and its own public television and radio station (KVCR TV-FM).