Board of Directors

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Estela Mara Bensimon, PhD (Chair)

University Professor Emerita
Founder, Center for Urban Education
Rossier School of Education, USC


Sonya Christian, PhD (Vice Chair)

Kern Community College District

Maria Anguiano (Treasurer)

Senior Vice President of Strategy
Arizona State University

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Vincent Pan (Secretary)

Executive Director
Chinese for Affirmative Action

Edward Bush, Ph.D.

Cosumnes River College

Lena Carew

Head of Organizational Health & Innovation
The Justice Collective

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Rob Lapsley

California Business Roundtable

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Paul Granillo

President & CEO
Inland Empire Economic Partnership

Maria Ott

Professor of Clinical Education
USC Rossier School of Education

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Irma Rodriguez Moisa

Senior Partner
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Law Firm

Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D.

University of California, Merced

Thomas A. Saenz

President & General Counsel
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Joseph Villela

State Policy Director
Sunita Jain Anti-Trafficking Policy Initiative
Loyola Law School


J Luke Wood, PhD

Vice President & Distinguished Professor
San Diego State University

In Loving Memory


Stephen S. Weiner

Campaign for College Opportunity


David Wolf, PhD

Campaign for College Opportunity


William Hauck

Founding Board Member
Campaign for College Opportunity

Gary K. Hart

Former Board Member
Campaign for College Opportunity