Two Candidates Vie for Seat on Mt. SAC Board of Trustees
The Mt. Sac Board of Trustees is empowered by the California State Constitution to be the policy-making body of the College. The Board consists of seven elected community members representing seven districts and one Student Trustee serving four year terms.
Two candidates are seeking election for Area No. 1, La Verne, San Dimas and North Pomona, in the Nov. 3 general election.
Mt. SAC, a Community College, serves about 20 San Gabriel Valley communities including La Verne. Established in 1946, the school is the largest single-campus community college in California, offering more than 200 academic degree and vocational certificate programs in areas ranging from the arts to business to social sciences to technology. The college's student enrollment is about 60,000, of whom some 35,000 are full-time.
Candidate Robert Carder, a Southern California native and local business owner, graduated with five degrees from Mt. San Antonio College. He currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Mt. SAC Bond Oversight Committee. He also recently attended the University of La Verne, graduating magna cum laude with a Degree in Business Administration. Robert has been active in community functions and served as Chair of the Parks and Human Services commission in La Verne Click here for more information.
Candidate Peter Hidalgo was born in Ecuador to a single mother raising four boys. A $100 community college grant enabled him to attend college. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University and become a public affairs executive in the telecommunications industry. He is chairman of the East San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. Click here for more information.