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Member Profiles

Edel Alonso

Dr. Edel Alonso


  • Elected in November 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


Michael Berger

Mr. Michael D. Berger


  • 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


Michele Jenkins

Ms. Michele R. Jenkins


  • 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


Joan MacGregor

Ms. Joan W. MacGregor

Vice President

  • 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


Steven Zimmer

Mr. Steven D. Zimmer


  • 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