June 14, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica College Board Of Trustees Elects 2013 Chair, Vice-Chair:

The Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees has named its new leaders for 2013.

Dr. Nancy Greenstein has been elected chair succeeding Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez.

Dr. Susan Aminoff has been elected vice-chair succeeding Greenstein. These posts rotate annually.

This is the second time Greenstein is serving as chair, having previously held the post in 2006. Greenstein was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2002 and re-elected twice.

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 the Public Safety Administrator in West Hollywood.

She has won several awards, including the prestigious Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award, a national honor, in 2009; State Legislature Woman of the Year Award, in 2010; and the UCLA Educational Leadership Award.

Greenstein is the City of Santa Monica representative and the 2008 Chair of the Los Angeles County West Vector District Board. 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. She also serves on the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors Hospital, Inglewood-based Social Justice Learning Institute, which is dedicated to improving educational institutions and opportunities for underserved populations and the Broad Stage boards.

With such 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, masters of social work with a community organizing specialty from UCLA, and a doctorate in education from UCLA.

Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for 29 years, was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004. She previously served as vice chair in 2006 and chair in 2007.

A retired professor of sociology at The Los Angeles Community College District, Aminoff has been active in several community college organizations and projects. She is Chair Emeritus of the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles College Guild.

She serves as an advisor to benefits committees throughout the state, and teaches a course in employee health benefits at the Los Angeles Trade Tech Labor Center.

She counsels retiring Los Angeles faculty on retirement and Medicare issues. While at L.A. Pierce College, she developed and administered the ENCORE Emeritus College for Lifelong Learning.

Dr. Aminoff currently serves on The Broad Stage Board of Directors.

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.

in News
Related Posts

Marina del Rey Sportfishing: A Great Day on the Water

June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024

Fishing is a pastime like no other. You can experience the nostalgia of that pastime in real time at Marina...

Fatal Altercation Outside Santa Monica Pub Leads to Homicide Charge

June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024

Venice Resident Charged in Death of Jameson’s Pub Manager A man has been charged with homicide following a fatal altercation...

Film Reviews: Bad Boys: Ride or Die

June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024

FILM REVIEWBad Boys: Ride or DieRated R115 MinutesReleased June 7th Bad Boys: Ride or Die is the fourth installment in...

Cypress Equity Investments Acquires Santa Monica Retail Center for $7M

June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024

The Retail Center Was Sold for 274% Above the Santa Monica Market Average Cypress Equity Investments has acquired a prime...

Juneteenth Art Exhibition Set for Abbot Kinney Boulevard

June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024

The Event Features Works by Twelve Prominent Black Artists From Los Angeles An art exhibition titled “FREEDOM” will open at...

Santa Monica Chamber Announces Prestigious Toast of Santa Monica Event

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

Event to Showcase Business Excellence and Community Spirit The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its highly...

Former HR Chief of Santa Monica Accuses City of Racial Discrimination

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

She Was Selected in 2018 as the First African American to Hold That Position Within City Leadership, According to the...

Las Vegas Man Convicted in 2016 Santa Monica Home Invasion Case

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

With the Help of DNA Evidence, the Case’s Investigation Was Able to Link the Home Invasion With a String of...

Hang-Ten Therapeutics-Surf Therapy for Kids: Catching Waves and Finding your Calm

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

A different type of therapy is making waves in Los Angeles. Hang-Ten Therapeutics, founded by Naomi Matanick, a licensed pediatric...

Venice Canal Attack Suspect Appears in Court

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

He faces a lifetime prison sentence without the possibility of parole By Zach Armstrong The man who allegedly raped and...

(Video) The Opening of Pico Roots Marketplace in Santa Monica

June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

Lots of friendly vendors with wonderful gifts, cards, clothing, decor, and coffee beans available at 1819 Pico Boulevard. @smmirrornews The...

Tien Pham Connects Personal History with Role in Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Sympathizer”

June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

Family’s Harrowing Escape From Vietnam Mirrors the Acclaimed HBO Max Series Vietnamese American actor-musician-producer Tien Pham finds a deep connection...

Jinky’s Cafe is Returning to Santa Monica

June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

The Development Comes After Months After the Franchise Closed Its Previous Santa Monica Storefront By Zach Armstrong Several months after...

Three Taken Into Custody After Assault Incident Closes Portion of Main Street

June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

A Male Victim Was Transported to a Local Hospital for Treatment By Zach Armstrong Three suspects were taken into custody...

Shutters on the Beach Brings Beachside Spring Celebrations 

June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

As spring unfurls with super blooms and sunsets after 7pm along the California coast, Shutters on the Beach emerges as the most...