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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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San Diego Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area D

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Alyce Pipkin-Allen

Community Advocate
10,554 votes (30.42%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To work effectively with the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, staff, students and professors to provide a quality education for all students in the community college district.
  • To work closely with District D residents, students and educators to ensure SD Community College District policies reflect their input
  • To work with California legislators for additional funding to keep tuition cost down, expand the supportive services offered at all campuses, and support the expansion of the availability of the 4-year degree.

Experience

Experience

Profession:County of San Diego - Human Resources Professional, Retired
Delegate, California State 79th Assembly District — Appointed position (2015–current)
Political Campaign Manager, Myrtle Cole Re-election Campaign (2014–2014)
Human Resources Analyst/Supervising/Coordinator Series, County of San Diego (1978–1988)
On-The-Job Training Coordinator, Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation (1976–1978)

Education

SDCC California Life Time Teaching Credential , Business Subjects and Related Technologies (1981)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Shirley Weber for California State Assembly - 79th District (2011–current)
Member, Women Give San Diego (2014–current)
Graduate , LEAD SAN DIEGO - A catalyst for leadership (Non-Profit-Organization) (1992–current)
Executive Board Member - Political Director, Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) - San Diego Chapter (2013–current)
Member, The Association of African American Educators (2016–2016)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Speaker Emeritus of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins
  • Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • Council Member Myrtle Cole

Organizations (1)

  • Dems for Equality Democratic Club

Individuals (6)

  • Cecil Steppe, SDCCD Trustee Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. Willie Blair, SDCCD Trustee Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. John E. Warren, Publisher of the Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper
  • Mark P. Arabo, President Neighborhood Market Association
  • Dr. Norm Chambers
  • Vernon Sukumu, Civil Rights Activists

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Why I'm running for the position of SD Community College District Board of Trustees - District D!

Summary

A statement regarding my relevant background, knowledge, skills and abilities that make me the best candidate to represent District D constituents and beyond.

 

I grew up in San Diego, the product of a proud military family.  My life traveling with my parents and other military families helped me to shape my views on education and the importance of valuing each individual for their talents.  

I am a mother and grandmother who served professionally in the County of San Diego Human Resources Department.  I was widowed as a result of my late husbands' service in the Vietnam war.  I'm keenly aware of and concerned about the challenges facing the veteran's community particularly as they attempt to establish themselves and their families after military life.  SD Community Colleges offers valuable services to assist veterans.  My job is to make the connection, create the bridge, provide the information, create the concept of SDCCD as a  "veteran friendly" institution for veterans-of-color and others in under-resourced areas of the city.

I am equally excited about the possibilities of our underserved communities securing middle-class jobs through participation in the District's vocational and technical fields, or choosing an inexpensive first two years of a four-year degree; and others who simply want to brush up on a foreign language or get a grounding in computer programming, or health related fields.  My job is to be a strong voice to help "close the skills gap, improve access to affordable education and connect District D and other residents to opportunities in the city's growing innovation economy and broader job market".

I am running for the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees District-D because I have been involved in the San Diego community for over 30 years and I will bring a broad perspective and objectivity to the Board.  My background in Human Resources has enabled me to understand the importance of having the option of an affordable, quality education such as that offered through the Community College system.  My current community involvement solidifies my commitment to work to improve the San Diego Community.  I will work hard to make sure all residents are aware of the tremendous benefits being offered by SDCCD.

My number one goal is to work effectively with the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, staff, students and professors to provide a quality education for all students in the community college district.  In addition, I plan to work closely with District D residents, students, and educators to ensure SDCCD policies reflect their input, work with California legislators for additional funding to keep tuition cost down, expand the supportive services offered at all campuses, and support the expansion of the availability of the 4-year degree.

This is an exciting time to be involved with the SDCCD and I am ready to serve as your representative on the SDCCD Board of Trustees-District D.  

 

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