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Longtime educator to serve as president of Citrus College governing board
Glendora, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2024) – Anthony Contreras, Ed.D., a local school administrator and lifelong resident of Azusa, was installed as the new president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees during the board's annual organization meeting in December 2023.
Appointed to the board in 2020 and elected in 2022, Dr. Contreras represents trustee area 1, which includes Azusa and portions of Duarte. In addition to his role on the Citrus College governing board, Dr. Contreras is serving as the principal of the Azusa Adult Education Center in Azusa. His 34-year career with the Azusa Unified School District also includes time spent as an elementary school assistant and a middle school mathematics teacher, as well as holding additional administrative positions.
"As a graduate of Citrus College and an engaged member of this community, I am honored that my colleagues have selected me to serve as president of the board for this upcoming year," Dr. Contreras said. "It is inspiring and invigorating to help students fulfill their dreams, and I am eager to continue this great work alongside my fellow trustees. Together, we will do all we can to assist Citrus College students in reaching their academic and professional goals."
Citrus Community College District Board of Trustee members also installed during the meeting were Cheryl Alexander as vice president and Mary Ann Lutz as clerk/secretary. Patricia A. Rasmussen, Ed.D., and Laura J. Bollinger will continue to serve as board members, while Sabrina Soriano will remain in her position as student trustee.
"The campus community is fortunate to be led by a body of dedicated and accomplished professionals who represent the communities we serve and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in higher education," said Dr. Greg Schulz, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Their collaborative leadership and guidance, combined with the hard work of our faculty and staff, will continue to enable Citrus College to offer innovative academic programs and student services that prepare the students in our community for the future."