Ross Selvidge, Ph.D., Area 1
Dr. Ross Selvidge was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District in November 2013. He represents Area 1 which consists of the City of La Canada Flintridge, west Altadena and west Pasadena.
Dr. Selvidge received Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science (systems management), and Ph.D. (finance and land economics) degrees from the University of Southern California. Prior to attending USC, he attended Pasadena City College where he was a member of PCC's undefeated Gymnastics Team.
He has more than 40 years experience in land use policy, real estate finance and economics, fiscal and economic analysis, asset management, structuring public/private partnerships/joint ventures, and infrastructure financing. As a consultant, he has assisted a wide range of both private sector clients and government agencies on projects involving commercial, industrial, residential, mixeduse, and institutional properties.
He has more than 15 years of experience as a parttime faculty member at the University of Southern California where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in real estate finance, investment analysis and the development approval process. Dr. Selvidge is a recognized expert on public finance and fiscal policy and he has lectured on those topics at UCLA and Pepperdine University.
Dr. Selvidge is a decorated combat veteran (Vietnam) and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, Civil Engineer Corps, with the rank of Commander. In his 26 years of active and reserve service, he served in the Naval Construction Forces (SEABEES) and in various shore facilities planning and management positions.
He has an extensive record of public and government service in the City of Pasadena. These include Chairman of the City Charter Reform Task Force, Planning Commissioner, Recreation and Parks Commissioner, Member of the Board of Directors of Rose Bowl Stadium Operating Company, Member of the City Hall Renovation Financing Task Force, and three times Chairman of Pasadena Public Library Funding Task Forces which preserved and enhanced the financing of the City's library system.
Dr. Selvidge attended the Pasadena Unified School District, graduating from the PUSD's John Muir High School. He resides in Pasadena with his wife, Andriana Armstrong, who also attended PCC.