Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the Pasadena Area Community College District. It consists of seven elected members, each representing one of the seven trustee areas of the district. Qualified voters in each of the areas elect the trustee for a four-year term. The Superintendent-President of the District serves as Secretary to the Board.

Our Board Members

  • Sandra Chen Lau
  • Steve Gibson, Clerk
  • Kristine Kwong, President
  • Tammy Silver
  • James A. Osterling
  • John Martin
  • Alton Wang, Vice President
  • Student Trustee: Avery Bradley

José A. Gómez, Ph.D.

Interim Superintendent-President

The Superintendent-President is the chief administrative officer of the District and oversees the Pasadena City College administration. 

Dr. Jose Gomez, President of Pasadena City College

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Laura M. Ramirez, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction

Provides leadership to carry out the academic mission of the college by cultivating and supporting faculty excellence and achievement.

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Candace D. Jones

Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Business and Administrative Services

Oversees services that are provided to support and enrich the campus experience for students, faculty, staff and the community.

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Dr. Brenda Ivelisse

Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services

Responsible for overall leadership in planning, organizing, and directing all student services and support programs.

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Robert S. Blizinski

Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Human Resources

Leads the Human Resources team as well as oversees the policies and procedures related to equitable hiring, agreements with collective bargaining units, and other areas related to human resources strategy.

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Dr. Kari E. Bolen

Associate Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Title IX Coordinator

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Dr Kari E. Bolen

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