Board of Trustees
​Meet Our Board Members

The San José-Evergreen Community College District is governed by a seven-member board of trustees.

These trustees represent a population of over 918,800.

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Rudy Nasol, Trustee

Mr. Rudy Nasol

Trustee since December of 2012
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BIO - Trustee Nasol

​Trustee Rudy Nasol was elected to the SJECCD Board in November 2012. Nasol and his family lived in the area for over 42 years specifically in the Berryessa area of San Jose. He is very active in the community; he served as a Trustee at the Berryessa Union School District for over nine years where he was elected by his colleagues at the BUSD Board 4 times. Mr. Nasol received his Masters in Governance through the California School Boards Association where he was very active in the State level serving in the Legislative Committee, Policy Platform Committee and as a Delegate Assembly member for Region 20. For over seven years, he provided training for school board candidates through the auspices of the Santa Clara County School Board Association. He’s focused on creating an effective and high performing governance team. Mr. Nasol served in the City of San Jose Boards & Commissions where he chaired the city’s Parks & Recreation Commission in 1997. He served in the City’s Community Development Grant Committee where many CDBG grants were provided to many community service organizations serving the less fortunate citizens in the community. Mr. Nasol is very active in his local neighborhood association, the Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council where he served as the group’s president in 2001 and as member of the BCAC Board for many years. He was also awarded the Berryessa Citizen of the Year award in 2004. Mr. Nasol is also very active in the local Lions Club where he served in many leadership roles. Mr. Nasol has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree. Up until his retirement in June 2012, he worked in various management positions in Facilities Management/Engineering at Palo Alto Unified School District, Stanford University Medical Center, Sunnyvale School District and at SJECCD. Mr. Nasol brings a wealth of experience to SJECCD board. His goal is to have a very effective governance team that’s focused on highly successful learning outcomes for all our students. 

Scott Hung Pham, Trustee

Mr. Scott Hung Pham
Trustee since December of 2014
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BIO - Trustee Pham
Trustee Scott Pham was born in Vietnam and grew up in San Jose, California. He was a graduate of the Franklin McKinley School District, East Side Union High School District, University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) and University of San Francisco (Juris Doctor – Law). He has been a credentialed instructor at different levels of education (High School, Adult Schools, and Community Colleges) of the SF-Oakland-San Jose Bay Area since the late 1980’s.
Trustee Pham was an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Alum Rock School District. He has held public service volunteer positions in the Van Lang Vietnamese Language & Culture Instructional School System, Campus Technology Committee & Vietnamese Student Association of San Jose City College and SJECCD Chancellor’s Community Advisory Committee.
Additionally, Trustee Pham has either done volunteer work for or held paid membership in the local Vietnamese American Voters of Northern California and La Raza Roundtable.


Craig Mann, Board of Trustees President

Mr. Craig Mann

Trustee since December of 2012
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 BIO - Trustee Mann

Trustee Craig Mann is a public school teacher. Previously, he worked in private industry throughout most of his career. He was first elected to the San José/Evergreen Community College District board in 2012. Craig served on the Santa Clara County Board of Education from 2006 to 2012; and before that, he was an East Side Union High School District trustee from 1998-2006. He was a member and chair of San Jose's Human Rights Commission for three years, worked as a parent volunteer, served as a church trustee and has served on several non-profit boards. Craig has an Administrative Services Credential and earned his Teaching Credentials from UC San Diego and Alliant International University; holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix; and a B.S. in business administration from San José State University.

Huong H. Nguyen, Trustee

Ms. Huong H. Nguyen
Trustee since December 2014
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 BIO - Trustee Nguyen

Trustee Huong Nguyen was raised and grew up in San Jose and has been involved in the community for many years. She has worked with various non-profits such as American Red Cross and currently working at Second Harvest as a Community Outreach Specialist. Besides working, she is also a community organizer with South Bay First Thursdays, a volunteer run organization that put on awareness events for the community.  

Wendy Ho, Trustee

Ms. Wendy Ho

Trustee since December 2012
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 BIO - Trustee Ho

Trustee Wendy Ho, MPA, ​is a community advocate and civic leader with over 10 years of experience working on behalf of students and underserved communities at the local, state, and federal level. She is the Advocacy & Public Policy Program Manager at United Way Silicon Valley. Prior to United Way, Wendy served as the research and policy analyst for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national health justice organization that influences policy and mobilizes communities to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Wendy’s policy experience also includes serving as a legislative fellow for Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) where she managed the Congressman’s Homeland Security, language access, and Asian American and Pacific Islander issue portfolio.
Committed to public service, Wendy also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for Hyogo Prefecture (Japan) and as the VP of Programming for Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN).

Dr. Jeffrey Lease, Trustee

Dr. Jeffrey Lease, Board Vice President

Trustee since December of 2010
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BIO - Trustee Lease

Trustee Dr. Jeffrey Lease was born and raised in San José. Dr. Lease has close personal ties with SJECCD, faculty, staff, and their families, where he has provided chiropractic care for more than 10 years. He worked as a campus administrator for 4 years at Evergreen Valley College and his mother Lois retired after serving 33 years. His passion is to ensure that every child in the community has the same educational opportunities he did growing up in San José. Dr. Lease earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2000 from Palmer College Chiropractic West. 

Mayra Cruz, Board of Trustees Vice President

Ms. Mayra Cruz, Board President

Trustee since March of 2009
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 BIO - Trustee Cruz

Trustee Mayra Cruz Born in Puerto Rico, Mayra holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. in Education from San José State University. Mayra currently serves as faculty and Academic Senate President of De Anza College. She organizes efforts to create access to community college for undeserved communities and links educational systems to community based efforts. Mayra has been serving as a Trustee for San José- Evergreen Community College District since 2009. "As a trustee, I am committed to effective leadership. In my role, and along with my fellow trustees, my focus is on effective governance through policy directions that meet the needs of our students and our community," says Ms. Cruz. She also serves as Board President for the Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), advocates at the state and local levels, and is an advisor for local school districts and organizations.


Student Trustees

Mimi Tran, EVC Student Trustee
Vacant___, SJCC Student Trustee


Board Agenda​​​

SJECCD uses​ BoardDocs Pro to host Board information.    Board Agendas can be found in BoardDocs Pro.


Self Evaluation

The process of self-evaluation for community college Boards of Trustees requires that only Board members evaluate themselves. However, in an unprecedented move, the SJECCD Board of Trustees undertook a self-evaluation process that included both internal and external participants in order to provide the public with a more comprehensive and honest review. Click on “Board of Trustees Self Evaluation” to view the full report. An outcome of the Self Evaluation (Plan A&B) and sample “Trustee Strategic Plan” to deploy Plan A&B is included in the links below.

Updated Work Plan
 A & B

2016 Board of Trustees Self-Evaluation Summative Report

2015 Board of Trustees Self Evaluation Summative Report

2012 Board of Trustees
Self Evaluation

- 2012 CCLC Presentation

- 2015 CCLC Presentation "Journey to Transform Policy Governance" May  1, 2015.  Please read the PDF presentation handout.

- 2015 ACCT Presentation "Making Waves - Journey to Transform Policy Governance"

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