Board Of Directors
Recently retired as superintendent of the Lennox School District, an urban elementary school district serving 7,000 predominantly minority students near Los Angeles Airport. Bruce has nearly 40 years of experience in public education, having served as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, counselor, and classroom teacher. Bruce served on the Advisory Committee for the School of Education for Pepperdine, Loyola, University of Southern California, and California State, Dominguez Hills, Universities. He also served on the executive committee of the following educational organizations: Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), School Employers Association of California (SEAC), Advanced Educational Technology Consortium (ADTECH), Centinela South Bay School Insurance Authority, Los Angeles Regionalized Insurance Services Authority (LARISA), Schools Alliance for Worker’s Compensation Excess, and Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP). Additionally, he was appointed to the School Facilities Planning Division’s Advisory Committee for the California Dept. of Education. He has presented as guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Dominguez Hills; Pepperdine University, and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Superintendent’s Academy. Bruce earned his Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California, received a Master’s of Science in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Karen has more than 15 years of experience in STEM education management, workforce development, community outreach, and program facilitation. She has a proven ability to implement effective change management strategies, she is excellent at developing relationships with customers at all organizational levels, and leveraging assets to grow effective programs. She is a strong professional with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Grand Canyon University.
Is the Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Whittier College (WC). For the past 13 years, she has played an important role in Research Administration and Grants Management for research-intensive institutions such as; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California (USC) and Sponsored Research Fund Administration at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). As well as management of sponsored funding for the Business Training Center (BTC) at El Camino College and the California State University (CSU), Office of the Chancellor. She has a B.A. in Public Administration from Ashford University and is currently a Master’s degree candidate in Public Administration. In addition, she has obtained four sub-baccalaureate credentials, Marketing, Business Administration, Human Resources, and Paralegal Studies.