FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Dr. Patricia A. Rasmussen Named President of the Citrus College Board of Trustees
Glendora, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2019) – Dr. Patricia A. Rasmussen was installed as president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees during the board's annual reorganization meeting on Dec. 3.
First elected to the board in 2007, Dr. Rasmussen represents the city of Glendora and portions of San Dimas. This will be her fourth term as board president, having previously served in 2011, 2014 and 2018.
"It is an honor to once again serve Citrus College and my community as president of the board of trustees," Dr. Rasmussen said. "As a career educator, I am passionate about higher education and know that community colleges play a vital role in society. I am looking forward to working alongside my fellow board members in the months ahead as we continue to do all we can to help Citrus College students reach their academic and professional goals."
Dr. Rasmussen's professional background includes time spent teaching English and journalism at the high school and college levels. In 1983, she joined the Citrus College staff where she held several administrative positions, including dean of planning and economic development; administrative dean of planning and institutional advancement; director of development/assistant to the president; and director of public affairs.
Since retiring as vice president of institutional advancement at Mt. San Antonio College in 2005, Dr. Rasmussen has devoted her time to serving her community. In addition to representing Glendora on the board of trustees, she is also active in several other community organizations. In September 2017, Dr. Rasmussen was recognized as a "Community Hero" during Glendora Day at the Los Angeles County Fair. She was selected for the honor because of her decades of service and many valuable contributions to the city.
Susan M. Keith was also installed as vice president during the board's annual reorganization meeting, while Joanne Montgomery was installed as clerk/secretary. Dr. Barbara R. Dickerson and Dr. Edward C. Ortell are members of the board, and Nancy Gonzalez-Villatoro remains the student trustee until May 2020.
"On behalf of the college community, I thank the members of the board of trustees for their dedication, hard work and advocacy. Their vision has helped advance Citrus College as a national leader in higher education," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "As the college continues to work toward its overarching goal of increasing student success and college completion, the leadership of our board members remains instrumental in ensuring our progress."