Monday, April 19, 2010

FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, EDWARD TRICKEY (626) 914-8825



New Citrus College Administrator Has Community College Roots
by Stacy Armstrong


Citrus College’s executive director of development and external relations, and director of the Citrus College Foundation has an impressive resume. 


Edward Trickey holds four degrees and one certificate, is completing his doctorate in education, and has extensive professional experience.  While some may find it hard to believe, he says his success began at a community college.


A graduate of Modesto Junior College, Trickey can attest to the power of a community college education.  For this reason, he knew Citrus College would be a good fit for him.


“In addition to my educational and professional credentials, my heart and passion lie with community colleges,” the Oceanside resident explains.  “As a first-generation college graduate whose true adult life journey began at a community college, perhaps my greatest strength has been my interest in, and ability to work with, seek to understand, and actively advocate in support of students.”


Trickey not only holds an associate of arts degree from Modesto Junior College, he also holds a bachelor degree in political science and history from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University; a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California; and a certificate in fund raising from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is currently writing his dissertation for a doctorate in education at the University of California, San Diego.


Prior to joining the Citrus College community in November 2009, Trickey worked as the president and chief executive officer of the 11-99 Foundation, which provides emergency and death benefits, as well as scholarships, to California Highway Patrol families in times of crisis.  He has also served as the director of annual giving and alumni relations for Marymount College, held several positions at the University of Southern California, and worked as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Now, he is happy to be investing time at Citrus College.


“I am committed to assuring that the Citrus Community College District will progress and realize significant tangible institutional advancement gains during my tenure,” Trickey said.


When he isn’t working, Trickey enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and children Sydney, Conal, and Spencer.  He also enjoys reading, running, walking with his dogs Maisy and Simba, and working on his doctoral dissertation.


“I am a life-long learner and I love higher education,” he explains.  “I know that education, and specifically educational leadership, have made me the productive person I am today.”




FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, EDWARD TRICKEY (626) 914-8825


Edward Trickey