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The Chaffey College Governing Board is composed of five members elected by the community and a student member elected by the college student body. The Board holds regular public meetings the fourth Thursday of each month (unless posted otherwise) at 4:00 p.m. on the Rancho Cucamonga campus. For more information regarding the Governing Board, please call 909/652-6102.
Kathleen Brugger has served on the Chaffey College Governing Board since 1993. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario-Montclair School District for 16 years.
Ms. Brugger sits on the CalSTRS Teachers’ Retirement Board as the representative of all California school boards, an appointment by Governor Schwarzenegger.
Ms. Brugger earned an A.A. degree from Chaffey College and a B.S. from Cal Poly, Pomona. She works alongside her husband in his construction business. Formerly, she worked as a social worker for San Bernardino County.
Ms. Brugger’s civic activities have included: San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization, San Bernardino County School Boards Association, Montclair Chamber of Commerce, Montclair Kiwanis, Ontario YMCA, Assistance League, American Association of University Women, San Bernardino County Lincoln Club, Friends of the Ontario Museum.
Lee McDougal retired from the City of Montclair on June 15, 2010, completing 35 years of service with the city, the last 18 years as city manager. When Lee joined the City of Montclair in 1976, it was to take on the job of housing coordinator, overseeing the city's Community Development Block Grant Program. Within his third year, he became the director of housing and redevelopment, charged with administration of the city's Redevelopment, Community Development Block Grant and Code Enforcement Programs. In 1984, he was promoted to director of administrative services / redevelopment, serving in this capacity until becoming city manager in 1992.
Lee graduated in 1974 from the University of California at Riverside, College of Social and Behavioral Science. He received two bachelor of arts degrees–one in urban studies and the other in Black studies.
Lee is a member of the Chaffey College Governing Board, President of The Leadership Connection, board member of OPARC, chairman of Augusta Communities Inc., chairman of Housing Partners Inc. (both nonprofit housing corporations), former member of University of California at Riverside Alumni Association (past president twice), and past chairman of the West End Communications Authority (WECA). He is an active community member, devoting much of his time to service organizations, including the Mt. Baldy Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board.
Gary George was appointed to the Chaffey College Governing Board in December 2000. He was elected in 2001 and has been reelected twice in 2003 and 2007. Mr. George served as president of the board in 2005 and is currently president of the board. Prior to his serving on the Governing Board he was a member of the Chaffey College Foundation and the President's Community Advisory Council.
Mr. George obtained his undergraduate degrees from Rio Hondo Community College (A.A.) and California State University, Long Beach (B.A.), where he also pursued postgraduate studies. He has been an instructor at Rio Hondo Community College and Tri Cities Regional Occupation Program.
He is a 30-year employee of Verizon and is currently the director of government and external affairs. His involvement in community service activities has included presidencies of the: Exchange Club of Downey, Murphy Ranch Little League in Whittier, CLOUT, two terms with the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Pomona, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership. He has served on the board of directors of numerous philanthropic and economic development organizations throughout Southern California.
In June 1990, I was appointed to the Governing Board of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Subsequently I have been reelected four times to the board, serving as president three times. During my term as board president in 2002, the community college board led a successful $230 million bond measure in March. The bond measure has contributed to establishment of two additional campuses.
During 2001 to 2007, I was elected twice by fellow trustees across the nation to serve on the 25-member elected board of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), a national organization representing over 6,500 elected and appointed trustees, who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, and Canada. In 2009, I was appointed to serve on the ACCT Trust Fund Board, and in 2010, I was elected president, for a 1-year term.
I am the co-founder of two regional community college trustee and chief executive officer associations namely, the Inland Valley Trustees and CEO Association (IVTCEO), and the San Gabriel/Foothill Association of Community Colleges (SanFACC). Other service to community colleges includes my appointment in November 2010, to the California Community College Trustees (CCCT). Subsequently, In May 2011, I was elected to a 3-year term, by my fellow trustees.
I am past president of the national Association of Latino Community College Trustees. Likewise, I was a member and officer of the California Association of Latino Community College Trustees (CALCCT).
A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, 1965-68, I attended Bakersfield Community College, where I earned an Associate of arts degree, 1970. After two years, I transferred to CSU, Los Angeles, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, 1971, majoring in history, and where I pursued postgraduate studies in public administration.
My past work experience includes a 28-year career in municipal management, retiring from the City of Ontario in 2000.
One of my proudest achievements is that I founder, and board member emeritus, of the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation, which distributes funds to college-going high school students. The foundation is named for my mother, who was an exceptional supporter of my education from elementary school through college.
I am past president of the Kiwanis Club of Ontario Parkway. Similarly, I have served on numerous volunteer community boards. In recognition of this fact, I received a Congressional "Community Leadership Award" in 2001 for "outstanding service & dedication to our community". In 2008, I was honored as a recipient of the "Status of Women Award" by the American Association of University Women (Ontario-Upland-Rancho Cucamonga Branch.
I am the father of two daughters, one of whom graduated from Chaffey College. I am a resident of Rancho Cucamonga with my wife Gloria Romero. I am very involved doing genealogy and family history research. I presently serve as vice-president for programs and education for the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California chapter.
Member Roberts was a member of law enforcement for 42 years, starting as a dispatcher. She retired at the rank of captain from the Ontario Police Department. Being the first patrolwoman in the county, she has seen a great deal of change. To prepare for that change, she obtained an A.S. degree from Mt. San Antonio College (secretarial science), a B.S. degree from Cal State-Los Angeles (criminal law), and an M.S. degree from Cal Poly-Pomona (business). Ms. Roberts is a graduate of the two-year California Law Enforcement Command College.
Ms. Roberts was born in Southern California and graduated from West Covina High School. She is married and has a daughter and two grown stepdaughters, all college graduates.
Ms. Roberts sits on the boards of directors of the Price Foundation, COPS West, West End Family Counseling, Travelers Aid, Leo (an organization to help children in need), the Rotary Club, and the Ontario Police Museum (serves as president). She is a member of California Police Officers Association (CPOA), the Women's Peace Officers Association (WPOA), and the Police Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).