The Colton Joint Unified School District Board of Education recently held a board reorganization meeting and elected a new President and executive team. The board unanimously elected Robert Armenta, Jr. to President for 2012.
“I thank my colleagues for their vote of confidence,” stated Armenta. “I am honored to be chosen to lead our district through these tough economic times. Our school district community is resilient and strong and I am confident we will continue to our progress and work together in 2012 to increase student achievement.”
In 2001 Robert D. Armenta, Jr. was elected to the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) Board of Education. He was re-elected in 2005 and served as President of the Board of Education in 2008. Armenta was re-elected again in November 2010 and will serve until his term expires in 2014.
Armenta is a member of the P.T.A., California School Board Association, Casa Ramona, Inc. Board of Directors, and is active with the Human Rights Campaign and the Colton Chapter of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. He works as a Vice-President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. He formerly worked in public affairs in both Sacramento and Washington, DC including legislative assistant for the late Congressman George E. Brown Jr.
Armenta grew up in Colton and is a product of Colton schools. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University San Bernardino and earned a master's in Public Administration from the University of La Verne.
As a product of the CJUSD, Armenta is thankful to have the opportunity to continue serving students, advocating that all students should believe that they can go to college.
Roger Kowalski was elected Vice-President and Patt Haro was elected Clerk.
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