December 2010


Mt. SAC Board Officers Elected

WALNUT, Calif.—At its annual organizational meeting on Dec. 15, the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees elected Judy Chen Haggerty as president, Rosanne Bader as vice president, and Dr. Manuel Baca as clerk. They will serve a one-year term, effective immediately, guiding the state’s largest single-campus community college through tough economic times due to ongoing state fiscal woes.

Elected to the board in 2001, Chen Haggerty is currently serving her third term as a trustee. Professionally, she is a managing director/attorney for the law offices of Edward J. Haggerty, P.C. and teaches law at Rio Hondo College and the University of Phoenix. In the community, Chen Haggerty has served on the boards of directors for the Mt. SAC Foundation, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, American Red Cross, the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program, FORUS Foundation (Rowland Unified School District) and the Rowland Heights Chinese Association.

A Pomona resident, Bader was elected to the board in 2003 and was reelected in 2007. Also in 2007, she was elected to the California Community College Trustees Board, which makes recommendations about educational policy issues pending before the state Board of Governors and the California Legislature. She is a retired educator and administrator with over 32 years of experience with the Pomona Unified School District. In the community, Bader has been active on the YWCA Board of Directors, the Pomona Friends of the Library, and the Pomona Jaycee Women. She also presided over the Mt. SAC Foundation.

Baca was elected to the board in 1999 and reelected in 2003 and 2007. He is a career educator with over 30 years of experience within the state university and community college systems. Currently Baca teaches government and business law/management at Rio Hondo College and has held numerous administrative positions there, including interim president. On a statewide level, he is a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, which sets policy and provides guidance for the 72 districts and 112 colleges that comprise the system.

The Diamond Bar resident has held leadership positions with numerous organizations, including the Kiwanis of Walnut Valley, Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, the Rio Hondo Symphony Association, and the Los Angeles and Bell Gardens Boys & Girls Clubs.

The other Mt. SAC trustees are outgoing president Dr. David K. Hall, Fred Chyr, and student trustee Patrick J. Martinez.