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CONTACT: Bruce Smith
Public Information Officer
(310) 434-4209
DATE: December 8, 2005


Dr. Nancy Greenstein has been elected chair and Dr. Susan Aminoff vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2006. Their one-year terms began Monday (Dec. 5).
This is the first time that Greenstein has served as chair and Aminoff as vice chair.

Greenstein was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2002 and served as vice chair for 2005.
Director of Police Community Services at the UCLA Police Department since 1997, she has received national recognition for community policing programs and strategies for bringing together diverse groups and agencies to resolve various issues. She has also worked as Public Safety Administrator in West Hollywood.

Greenstein is the City of Santa Monica representative to the Los Angeles County West Vector District. Previously she served as Chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation and the Santa Monica Charter Review Commission and as a board member of the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau.

She is co-chair emeritus of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights and active in a number of community organizations. She is a current board member and past president of the Southern California ACLU. With varied expertise, she is routinely called upon to consult with local governmental agencies, law enforcement and community groups regarding public safety, community partnerships, community relationships and problem solving.

Greenstein received her bachelor’s degree in education from Boston University, master’s of social work with a community organizing specialty from UCLA, and a doctorate in education from UCLA.

Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for 22 years, was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004.

A sociology professor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Aminoff has been active in several community college organizations and projects. She has served since 1999 as the chair of the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles Faculty Guild. She also serves on the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges’ Health Care Committee and the California Federation of Teachers Retirement Committee. She developed and administered the ENCORE Emeritus College for Lifelong Learning at Pierce College.

Aminoff has also served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica.
Her children are graduates of Santa Monica public schools.

She received her bachelor's degree in sociology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master's in gerontology and master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California.

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