The Orange County Registrar of Voters has officially certified Mrs. Evangelina Rea Rosales as the winner of the November 3, 2020 Trustee Area 4 election. Her term runs through November 2024, and the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) Board of Trustees will seat her at its December 15, 2020 meeting.
“I am very excited to take on this role,” said Mrs. Rosales. “My family has lived in Fullerton for over 30 years, and I know what a special place it is. I have first-hand experience with the District, having attended Cypress College and taught at Fullerton College, and I can’t wait to fully represent the students.”
“The staff and students at NOCCCD look forward to welcoming Mrs. Rosales to our esteemed Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Cheryl Marshall, NOCCCD Chancellor. “As a fellow educator and former member of Academic Senate, Mrs. Rosales is uniquely positioned to bring on-the-ground experience to her tenure on the Board.”
Mrs. Rosales works as a Career Education Professor at Golden West College and devotes much of her time to mentoring students and helping them navigate through school and career. As an interpreter for local immigrant families facing deportation, volunteer with domestic violence victims, team leader for OC United’s Love Fullerton and Love La Habra city beautification events, and PTA member, Evangelina understands the challenges of North Orange County families.
At a young age, Evangelina immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico with her parents. As a proud alumna of Jordan High School in Long Beach, Evangelina is the first of seven siblings to graduate from college. With tremendous support from the Puente Program and college mentors, Evangelina earned an Associate of Arts from Cypress College before pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Workforce Development and Higher Education Leadership. Evangelina is a proud mother of four children, two of which are Fullerton College alumni.
This article was released by the North Orange County Community College District.