M​​ember Profiles

Ms. Michele R. Jenkins, President

•   Elected Board Member since 1984

•   Community resident since 1964

•   Manages three-physician family medical practice

•   High school diploma, Wm. S. Hart High School

•   A.A., College of the Canyons

•   B.A., Anthropology, UCLA

•   M.A., Counseling, University of North Dakota

•   Two children attended College of the Canyons

•   Spouse, Dr. Gregory Jenkins, received A.A. in first graduating class at COC

•   2000 co-recipient (with spouse) of COC's Outstanding Alumni Award

•   Member, California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board of Directors, 1994-2005

•   Member, Community College League of California (CCLC) Board of Directors, 2003-2005

•   President, CCCT Board and CCLC Board, 2004-2005​

Mr. Bruce D. Fortine, Vice President

•   Board member for 15 years; s
erved on the college's first, original board; served as board president three times

•   Community resident for 43 years

•   Chief Executive Officer for American Environmental Services Inc.

•   B.S. in Business Administration, Pepperdine University

•   M.S. in Higher Education Administration, California State University Northridge

•   Seven family members attended COC

•   Executive Board, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Anti-Gang Task Force

•   ​President, Los Angeles County Law Enforcement Public Safety Facilities Corp.

Mr. Steven D. Zimmer, Clerk

•   Appointed to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 14, 2013

•   Attorney, Law Offices of Steven D. Zimmer

•   Former Executive, The Newhall Land & Farming Co.

•   University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

•   University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Science

•   Past Chair, Executive Committee, College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors

•   Chair, Past Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Facilities Committee, Child and Family Center Board of Directors

•   Board of Directors, Government Affairs Committee, Legal Advocacy Committee for California Building Industry Association

•   Appointed City Attorney for several California cities

•   Chief Assistant County Counsel for Imperial County

•   Instructor, Imperial Valley College, Paralegal Certificate Program

•   ​Guest Lecturer, University of Southern California, Masters of Real Estate Development Program​​​​

Mr. Michael D. Berger, Member

•   Elected in November 2009

•   Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant, Smith Barney

•   Twenty-eight years of financial management experience

•   Twenty-year Member and Past President, COC Foundation Board of Directors

•   Former Member, Santa Clarita Planning Commission

•   Member and Past President, SCV Chamber of Commerce

•   Member and Past President, SCV Rotary Club

•   Finance Chairman, Child & Family Center

•   2000 COC Silver Spur Honoree for Community Service

•   Member, Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer Board of Directors

•   Chair, University Center Capital Campaign Major Gift Committee

•   Chairman, COC Foundation Advisory Board

•   Member, Citizens Oversight Committees for Bond Measures C and M

•   Member, Loyola Marymount College of Business Administration Advisory Council

•   2006 Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year

   Graduate of College of the Canyons

Ms. Joan W. MacGregor, Member

•   Board Member since 1993

•   President of the Board three times

•   Community resident since 1969

•   Former Member, COC Foundation Board of Directors

•   Member, Canyon Country Site Selection Advisory Committee

•   Founding Patron of the Performing Arts Center

•   Vice President, Valley Oaks Properties Inc. - Real Estate Brokerage

•   Past Trustee, Sulphur Springs Union School District (20 years)

•   Founder of SCV Trustees Association; PTA President, SCV PTA Council President