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Member Profiles

Charles Lyon


Mr. Charles L. Lyon

  • Elected in 2022
  • Served 23 years at College of the Canyons as teacher, coach, athletic director, and dean
  • Served 12 years as faculty member/coach at Pasadena City College
  • Athletic director at COC, 2007-2016
  • Faculty member, head football coach, chair of Physical Education Division at COC, 1998-2007
  • Led COC football program, 1998-2006, helping secure its first national and state championships in 2004
  • National Community College Coach of the Year, 2004
  • First player to score touchdown in Cougar Stadium as quarterback of COC football team, 1973-1974
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Education, CSUN
  • Master’s Degree, Education, Azusa Pacific University

Edel Alonso


Dr. Edel Alonso

  • Elected in 2016
  • Community resident since 1987
  • Retired counselor and professor, College of the Canyons 1999 to 2015
  • B.A. in Modern Languages: Spanish and French, Montclair State University, N.J.
  • M.A. in Counseling, Loyola Marymount University
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, La Verne University
  • Former counselor, Hart High School and Valencia High School
  • Former adjunct faculty in Masters Counseling Program, University of La Verne
  • Former member CTA and chair, Civil Rights in Education Committee of CTA State Council
  • Former president of Academic Senate, College of the Canyons
  • Former co-chair of Presidents Advisory Committee on Budget, College of the Canyons

Sebastian Cazares


Mr. Sebastian C.M. Cazares

  • Elected in 2020
  • Graduate of College of the Canyons
  • Served as president of COC's Associated Student Government
  • Served on COC's Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
  • Graduate of Saugus High School
  • Lifelong Saugus resident

Jerry Danielsen


Mr. Jerry K. Danielsen

  • Appointed in 2023
  • Educator and small business owner
  • Graduate of William S. Hart High School
  • Associate Degree, College of the Canyons
  • Certificate of Completion, Sound Master Recording Engineering School
  • BFA in Music Composition, California Institute of the Arts

Joan MacGregor


Ms. Joan W. MacGregor

  • Elected in 1993
  • Three-time president of Board of Trustees
  • 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 (retired)
  • Past trustee, Sulphur Springs Union School District (20 years)
  • Founder of SCV Trustees Association; PTA president, SCV PTA Council president