Incumbent Hoyt Hilsman Endorsed by PCC Faculty Association for the College’s Board of Trustees

Published : Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 11:34 AM

The Pasadena City College Faculty Association has endorsed author and educator Hoyt Hilsman, current Vice-President of the PCC Board of Trustees, in his campaign for re-election. Hilsman, a 25-year resident of Pasadena who was a former instructor at PCC and UCLA, has been a trustee of the college since 2015.

The PCC Faculty Association represents over 1,500 full-time and part-time PCC faculty, and handles negotiations, grievances and other issues of importance to its members. It also participates across all areas of campus governance.

“Hoyt Hilsman has been an outstanding trustee,” Mark Whitworth, President of the association, said in a statement. “He has worked tirelessly to promote equity, inclusion and collaboration on campus, has been an important partner with all the college organizations and, most importantly, he is dedicated to a vision of educational excellence that is shared by faculty and students at PCC.”

In the statement, Hilsman said he is “deeply gratified” by the endorsement.

“Our dedicated faculty are the heart and soul of the college, and I look forward to working with them and other campus organizations to continue to provide outstanding education to our students, many of whom are the first in the families to go to college,” he said.

The Board of Trustees, which governs the Pasadena Area Community College District, consists of seven elected members, each representing one of the seven trustee areas of the district. Board members are elected by qualified voters in each area for a four-year term. Next year, elections to the PCC board will be held in March.

Since 2015 when Hilsman joined the Board, PCC has had its full accreditation status restored after a period of turmoil, has hired a new President, and was named number one in California for degrees awarded for college transfer. The college has also been honored as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute for the past two years in a row.

Hilsman has also been endorsed by community leaders and elected officials, past and present leaders of the PCC community, and community activists.

He holds a B.A. Degree from Columbia University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and has served on numerous local boards and commissions, including the Community Development Committee, the Northwest Commission, and as chair of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation.

Hilman’s wife Nancy worked as a teacher at Loyola High School and Glendale College.





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