FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Cheryl Alexander appointed area 3 trustee for Citrus College
Glendora, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2021) – The Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Cheryl Alexander as the provisional trustee for area 3 during its Dec. 14 annual organizational board meeting. Trustee area 3 includes Duarte and portions of Azusa, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina and Irwindale.
Ms. Alexander assumes the seat previously held by Edward C. Ortell, J.D., who passed away on Oct. 16, 2021. She will serve for the duration of the current area 3 term, which ends on Dec. 9, 2022.
"I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Alexander to the Citrus College community," said Dr. Greg Schulz, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Her commitment to public service is commendable, and I look forward to working with her as a member of our board of trustees to support our students on their academic journey."
A Duarte resident, Ms. Alexander earned a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Eastern Illinois University. She also obtained a bachelor's degree in computer science from Roosevelt University before receiving a master's degree in teaching, with a specialization in reading, from National University.
Ms. Alexander is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership/Special Education from Grand Canyon University.
She currently works as a special education resource specialist teacher in the Inglewood Unified School District. Prior to her current role, Ms. Alexander worked for the district as a first-grade teacher and eighth-grade reading intervention teacher. She also spent time as a computer programmer and system analysis engineer.
"On behalf of the board of trustees, I congratulate Ms. Alexander and welcome her to our governing body," said Mary Ann Lutz, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "She brings a vast amount of knowledge, experience and passion to the board, and we cannot wait to work alongside her."
Additionally, at the organizational meeting, trustees were elected to the following positions for the period from Dec. 14, 2021, through Dec. 13, 2022: Trustee Lutz is the new president; Trustee Laura J. Bollinger is the new board vice president; and Trustee Anthony Contreras is the new board clerk/secretary.