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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Jonathan M. Bowman

2,095 votes (8.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure student success at Grossmont-Cuyamaca.
  • Ensure higher education access and inclusion.
  • Foster a collaborative educational environment for all.



Michigan State University Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communication (2005)


College student success is my passion. Teaching for almost 18 years in higher education has positioned me to witness firsthand the power of transformative education. No matter what your background, I believe it is your right as a Californian to receive a high-quality education that helps you reach your goals. The California educational system offers our community that opportunity, and I can’t wait to help ensure that the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is our region’s best example of where to get an affordable, high-quality education that leads to high-quality graduates doing great things throughout our region.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about access and equity in higher education as a professor for many years in the San Diego area, co-authoring a book on student success and speaking at national gatherings of educators about the diverse needs of college students. I hope to be given the chance to bring my unique brand of passion and enthusiasm to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board of Trustees. With not only the support of our community but also the leadership that I plan to provide, our area’s students can truly shape the future of East County San Diego.

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