Dr. Manuel Baca, president of the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees, has been reelected to another one-year term as president of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
“I am honored to be reelected by my colleagues as board president,” Baca said. “We have accomplished a lot during my first term, but there is a lot left to be done, and I look forward to continuing the good work done by the board as well as Chancellor Brice Harris. As the nation’s largest system of higher education, we continue to lead the nation in many areas, such as workforce development, and I look forward to another exciting year of success for our students, our administrators, staff and faculty and for our state.”
The Board of Governors sets policy, establishes regulations, and provides guidance for the 72 districts and 112 colleges that comprise the system serving over 2 million students. In addition to other appointed positions, he served on the California Community Colleges System Strategic Plan Steering Committee (2005) and the Student Success Task Force (2011), which, among other things, contributed to the formulation and passage of the Student Success Act of 2012 (SB1456).
Dr. Baca was elected as a Mt. SAC trustee in 1999 and reelected in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Professionally, he teaches political science at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, where he has also served as a dean and interim president.