Press Release - January 24, 2020

Judy Miner Joins Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Board of Directors

Judy MinerMOUNTAIN VIEW, California, January 24, 2020 – Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced today that Judy Miner has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.

Judy joins Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors with over four decades of experience in higher education. Her experience spans instruction, student services, and human resources responsibilities at City College of San Francisco, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and De Anza College. She served as president of Foothill College until 2015, where she led a campus-wide student equity agenda that continues to show gains in participation and achievement by historically underrepresented students. Currently, Judy serves as chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

“Judy's extensive experience in education will be invaluable as we continue to support our region’s youngest learners,” said Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “Her proven track record in improving student achievement demonstrates her deep commitment to student equity and excellence. I am thrilled to welcome such a highly acclaimed leader in education to our board of directors.”

Judy serves on a number of regional and national boards including: Lone Mountain College, NOVA Workforce, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Year Up, the League for Innovation in the Community College, Los Altos Library Endowment, Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival, University of San Francisco, and Bay Area Council Economic Institute. In 2018 she began a three-year term as a member of the California Council on Science & Technology, and in 2020 started another three-year term on the Community College Advisory Panel of the College Board.

Judy serves on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Academy of the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley and the Leading Change Institute of the Council on Library and Information Resources. In 2011, she served on the Working Group that produced the 2012 Report to President Obama, “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

Judy graduated summa cum laude from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in history and French and also an M.A.  She received her Ed.D. in organization and leadership with a concentration in education law from the University of San Francisco and holds honorary degrees from Imperial Valley College and Palo Alto University.

“I have long admired Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s strides in bringing education to the forefront of our community’s priorities,” said Judy. “I look forward to working with the foundation’s leadership team as the organization continues to bring together donors, corporations, government leaders and community organizations to address our region’s challenges.”


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