SBCCD Trustees Appoint Dr. Nathan D. Gonzales To Fill Board Vacancy

Highlights:

  • Gonzales is an historian, archivist, curator, and university educator with 22 years of experience serving the City of Redlands at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
  • Since 2013, Gonzales has overseen the library’s Lincoln Memorial Shrine museum’s annual budget, personnel, and volunteer program.
  • Gonzales will be sworn in at the November 18 board meeting. His appointment will be in effect until the next Trustee Area 4 election in November 2022.

The San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Nathan D. Gonzales to fill the vacant Area 4 trustee seat, representing Loma Linda, Redlands, and portions of Colton and San Bernardino.

The decision came at Thursday’s public board meeting after the trustees had sent out a request for people interested in filling the seat to submit applications.

Gonzales has served the City of Redlands for 22 years in the Special Collections Division at the A.K. Smiley Public Library. Since 2013, as an historian, archivist, and curator, he has overseen the library’s Lincoln Memorial Shrine museum’s annual budget, personnel, and volunteer program. Gonzales also serves as an adjunct professor in the University of Redlands History Department. He earned his doctorate in history in 2006 from the University of California, Riverside.

During his comments to the board of trustees on Thursday, Gonzales said his great-grandparents, who were immigrants, had limited educational opportunities, driving his appreciation for SBCCD’s mission.

“With nearly 100 years of service to our region, SBCCD has made an immeasurable difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my experiences to benefit students, families, and my community,” said Gonzales.

Gonzales will fill the board vacancy that Trustee Donald L. Singer created when he retired on September 15 after serving since 2001. The vacancy drew interest from eight people.

“Dr. Gonzales’ diverse expertise and commitment to education will be a tremendous asset to the board as we work together to uplift students and families,” said SBCCD Board Chair Dr. Anne L. Viricel.

Gonzales will be sworn in at the November 18 board meeting. His appointment will be in effect until the next Trustee Area 4 election in November 2022.

SBCCD Board of Trustees

Dr. Anne L. Viricel, Chair

Dr. Stephanie Houston, Vice Chair

Gloria Macias Harrison, Clerk

Dr. Nathan D. Gonzales, Trustee

John Longville, Trustee

Frank Reyes, Trustee

Joseph Williams, Trustee

Lauren Ashlock, Student Trustee

Elena Sanchez Paez, Student Trustee

Chancellor

Diana Z. Rodriguez

Presidents

Dr. Kevin Horan, Crafton Hills College

Dr. Scott W. Thayer, San Bernardino Valley College (Interim)

About SBCCD

San Bernardino Community College District serves nearly 15,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College. For nearly 100 years, our colleges have provided access to affordable higher education and career training programs for the residents of Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Calimesa, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Yucaipa. We educate the health care professionals that serve our medical needs, veterans who have served our country, police, and firefighters who keep us safe, and skilled workers who fuel our economy. Beyond our campuses, we inform and inspire learners of all ages through EMPIRE | KVCR, the PBS and NPR affiliate station for the Inland Empire on TV channel 24 and 91.9 FM. www.sbccd.edu

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San Bernardino Community College District opens doors of opportunity for 20,000 students at Crafton Hills College & San Bernardino Valley College. www.sbccd.edu

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