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Judy Chen-Haggerty

Judy Chen Haggerty, Esq., Member
Area 6

Judy Chen Haggerty has served as a member of the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees since 2001. Ms. Chen Haggerty serves the area of Rowland Heights, a portion of Diamond Bar, and south Walnut.  She is the first Asian-American to serve on the Mt. SAC Board.  

In October 2015, she was elected to the ACCT Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Committee, representing the Pacific Region.  The Pacific Region includes 9 western states, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, and British Columbia. She was elected as the 2019 Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Trustee Chen Haggerty’s leadership role in national and statewide projects advocating for diversity in the Community College system includes being a founding member of the APITA (API Trustees & Administrators), six years working on the CLASS Initiative for Student Success, a longtime member of the League’s Advisory Committee on Educational Services (ACES), an evaluation team member of the Accrediting Commission for Community College and Junior College (ACCJC), and serving on the ACCT Charles Kennedy Equity Awards Committee for 2 years.

Trustee Chen Haggerty has been a practicing attorney since 1986, a law professor at Rio Hondo College since 2001, and currently serves on the governing board of Whittier Medical Center. Her 30-year community service profile includes: founding director of FORUS foundation (Rowland Unified School District), founding president of Rowland Chinese Association, executive board member for Mt. SAC Foundation, Vice President of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, board member of Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club, member of Walnut Valley Rotary Club, and 10-year board member of the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.