SEAT 1

Mr. Michael D. Berger
 
2014 Position: Member
2013 Position: President
2012 Position: President
2011 Position: Vice President
2010 Position: Clerk
2009 Position: 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
 



SEAT 2

Ms. Michele R. Jenkins
 
2014 Position: President
2013 Position: Member
2012 Position: Clerk
2011 Position: President
2010 Position: Vice President
2009 Position: Member
2008 Position: Member
2007 Position: 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



SEAT 3

Ms. Joan W. MacGregor
 
2013 Position: Member
2013 Position: Vice President
2012 Position: Vice President
2011 Position: Clerk
2010 Position: Member
2009 Position: President
2008 Position: Vice President
2007 Position: Clerk
 
• 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

 
 
 

SEAT 4

Mr. Bruce D. Fortine
 
2014 Position: Vice President
2013 Position: Clerk
2012 Position: Member
2011 Position: Member
2010 Position: Member
2009 Position: Clerk
2008 Position: Member
2007 Position: Member
 
• Board member for 15 years; served 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.
 
 
 

SEAT 5

Mr. Steven D. Zimmer
 
2014 Position: Clerk
2013 Position: Member

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
• Current Chair, Past Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Facilities Committee for 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