December 2004


David Hall Elected Board President

WALNUT, Calif.—Dr. David K. Hall was elected President of the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees for a one-year term, and Judy Chen Haggerty was elected Vice President at the Trustees’ organizational meeting on Dec. 15.

A Board member since 1995, Hall has served two terms as President (1997 and 2001) and two terms as President of the Mt. SAC Foundation.

Professionally, Hall is Senior Vice President of Hitchcock Automotive Resources in the City of Industry, one of the largest privately owned retail automotive groups in the United States.

In the community, Hall serves as finance chairman for the 48th District Agricultural Association’s Schools Involvement Program, as Chairman of the Human Resources and Security Management Committee for the Industry Manufacturers Council, and on the board of directors for the San Gabriel Valley Family YMCA. A resident of San Dimas, Hall received the San Gabriel Valley YWCA’s Community Commitment Award (2000), the Puente Hills Area Chamber of Commerce Silver Service Award (1997), and the American Heart Association’s Exceptional Service Award (1993).

A Board member since 2001, Chen Haggerty will serve her first term as Vice President. A Rowland Heights resident, she is a Managing Director/Attorney for the law offices of Chen & Haggerty. She is also an experienced real estate broker. In the community, she has served on the board of directors for the Mt. SAC Foundation, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, American Red Cross, the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program, and the Rowland Heights Chinese Association.

Dr. Manuel Baca, Interim Dean of Business, Art, and Applied Technology at Rio Hondo College and a Mt. SAC Board member since 1999, was elected Clerk.

Baca is a career educator with nearly 25 years of experience in the state university and community college systems. Long active in the community, he is president of the Walnut Valley Kiwanis, serves as a mentor with the El Monte Union High School District, is a member of the 32nd Congressional District's U.S. Military Academies Advisory Committee, and is a past member of the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club Executive Committee.

Mt. SAC Offers Day and Evening German Classes

WALNUT, Calif.— The Mt. San Antonio College Foreign Languages Department will offer day and evening German classes during the Spring Semester, which begins Jan. 10.

Learn German conversation, reading, and writing for travel, business, and fun. German I will be offered both days and evenings while German II and III will be offered only during the evenings. Earn college credit while you learn the language that is the native tongue for more than 100 million people in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

For more information on German classes at Mt. SAC, call (909) 594-5611, ext. 4570.

Burley Named Mt. SAC Dean of Instructional Services

WALNUT, Calif.—Dr. Virginia Burley, a veteran professor and administrator, has been named the new Dean of Instructional Services at Mt. San Antonio College.

Burley will provide administrative support for the College’s instruction programs through the office of the Vice President of Instruction. She will help coordinate production of the class schedules and catalog as well as work with curriculum processes and student learning outcomes implementation.

“We are pleased to have Ginny join our instructional management team,” said Vice President of Instruction John Nixon. “She brings a wealth of experience in both academics and administration, which are needed to take our excellent educational program at Mt. SAC to the next level.”

A resident of Alta Loma, Burley joined Mt. SAC in 1986 as an English Professor and later was named Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has also served on the College’s Academic Senate and as President of the Faculty Association.