Trustee Area #2 - Claremont and portions of Pomona and La Verne Representative
Elected 1999 - Term expires 11/30/2015
Mrs. Susan M. Keith of Claremont was elected as a member of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees in 1999, and was reelected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She represents Claremont and portions of Pomona and La Verne.
She currently serves as the president of the Board of Trustees of Citrus College and was elected in the Spring of 2013 by her peers across the state to serve on the Board of Directors of the California Community College Trustees. She also serves as the Trustee representative of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association.
Mrs. Keith was a 12-year member and twice past president of the Claremont Board of Education and past president of the Baldy View ROP Commission. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area, the Claremont Youth Master Plan Partnership, the Citrus College Foundation, the Claremont Forum and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding Board member of Claremont Meals on Wheels. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Kiwanis Club of Claremont and Options, a Child Care and Human Services Agency.
A former development and public relations executive, Mrs. Keith retired from Uncommon Good in 2007 where she served as the fund development director. She was director of fund development for Project SISTER and House of Ruth, and special projects director for the Volunteer Center of the Greater Pomona Valley. In addition, Mrs. Keith has extensive experience in educational public relations, holding positions at Claremont Graduate University, Pitzer College, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also operates her own business, Keith Consulting Services, and was a partner in Ring, Robinson and Associates.
Mrs. Keith has received several honors for her work in the community including the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, the Community Hero Award from the Los Angeles County Fair Association, the Richard S. Kirkendall Extraordinary Contribution Award, and she has served as Grand Marshall of Claremont's annual Fourth of July parade.
Mrs. Keith earned a bachelor's degree at California State University, Hayward, and completed postgraduate study in art and photography.