HALEY APPOINTED TO CCC BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today (April 29) he has appointed former SMC counselor and administrator Benita Haley to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. She was appointed to a two-year term. The appointment comes less than three weeks after Schwarzenegger named SMC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Margaret Quiñones to the 17-member board.
The Board of Governors oversees and makes policies for the statewide community college system, the largest higher education system in the world with 2.8 million students at 109 campuses.
“Benita Haley has years of experience as a counselor, former administrator and government relations expert,” said SMC President Dr. Piedad F. Robertson. “She will be an asset to the Board of Governors.”
From 1990 to 2001 she ran her own consulting firm, Benita Haley Consultants, focusing primarily on various projects for community colleges throughout the state, including SMC.
From 1981 to 1990, she served on the Founding Executive Board of the California Community College Foundation. For her dedication and service to
the Foundation, she won an award from the California
Community Colleges’ Board of Governors.
A Manhattan Beach resident, she received her bachelor’s
degree in history and teaching at the University of California at Santa
Barbara, was awarded a master’s in educational administration from
California State University at Los Angeles, and completed coursework for
a doctorate in higher education from the University of Southern California.
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