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Ohlone Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Area 2

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Jan Giovannini-Hill

19,933 votes (27.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency
  • Protect core classes and curriculum to ensure our students can graduate or transfer on time
  • Strengthen workforce development by collaborating with local industry and community partners



Profession:Incumbent / University Financial Analyst
College Board of Trustees, Ohlone Community College District, Area 2, Fremont, CA — Elected position (2010–current)
University Financial Analyst / Administrative Analyst Specialist, California State University, East Bay (1970–2012)


California State University, East Bay Master of Public Administration [MPA], Organizational Change (1993)
California State University, East Bay Bachelor of Arts [B.A.], Administrative Communication (1990)
College of San Mateo Associate of Arts [A.A.], Business/Data Processing (1969)

Community Activities

VIPS [Volunteers in Police Services], Fremont Police Department (2007–current)
CERT [Community Emergency Response Team Volunteer/Ham Radio Technician], Fremont Fire Department (1995–current)
Neighborhood Crime Watch Program/SCT Oversee all Block Captains/15 sectors, Fremont Police Department (1984–current)
Fremont 4th of July Parade Chair 2003 & 2009, Fremont 4th of July Parade (2003–2009)
Volunteer with 50th year COF program activities, Celebrate Fremont (2006–2006)


Name:  Jan Giovannini-Hill

Occupation:   Incumbent / University Financial Analyst

For:  Ohlone CCD Board of Trustees, Area 2, Fremont, Full Term

My education and qualifications for this position include 51 years of employment in public higher education venues in Bay Area colleges --  having started working at the College of San Mateo in 1967 in the Library for $1.50/hour; working for over 42 years at CSU East Bay from 1970 through 2012 in five different departments on campus and in a variety of positions; as an Instructor at a local business/technical college for six years [a second job in the 90’s], and working in numerous non-profit and community organizations for over 35 years in the Tri-Cities area including scouting, youth sports, church activities, etc.  Today, I volunteer for the Fremont Police Department VIPS program.    

I have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Organizational Change, a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Communication/Special Major, and an Associate’s Degree in Business/Data Processing.  As a first generation college student in my family, I understand the obstacles and challenges that many students face seeking higher education.  My own academic preparation was an uphill challenge for 26 years on and off.  My four children have all attended Ohlone College, and I believe that these campuses are a hidden gem in the Tri-City area that deserve Board Members with the experience, the background and life skills, commitment, inspiration and creative vision to take them to the next level.  I believe I have those qualities at this time in my life.  Please re-elect me for a third term to continue building bridges within the academic arena, be a voice for inclusiveness on this Board, to seek budget stability, and to enhance community and business partnerships.  

As a long time university employee, college student, instructor, administrator, parent, and recognized community leader, I understand the issues facing higher education today, and would welcome your vote to the Ohlone Community College District, Trustee, Area 2, full time seat.  Thank you so much for your consideration, and consider re-electing 'Experience that Counts' this November.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Nancy E. O'Malley Alameda County District Attorney
  • Bob Wieckowski State Senator, 10th District
  • Tri-Cities Democratic Forum

Organizations (4)

  • Sikh Community A local community organization
  • Muslim Dems and Friends Democratic Club
  • Business for Good Government Committee [or BGG], a 'PAC' of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce
  • EVOLVE CALIFORNIA A community organization

Elected Officials (13)

  • Kansen Chu, Assemblyman 25th District
  • Eileen McDonald Member Alameda County Board of Education
  • Paul Sethy Member Alameda County Water District Board
  • Nancy Thomas Member Newark USD Board of Trustees
  • Sarabit Kaur Cheema President NHUSD Governing Board
  • Teresa Cox Vice-Chair Ohlone CCD Board of Trustees
  • Richard Watters Member Ohlone CCD Board of Trustees
  • Vivien Larsen Member Ohlone CCD Board of Trustees
  • Ro Khanna Congressman, 17th District
  • Alan Nagy Mayor, City of Newark
  • Raj Salwan Councilmember City of Fremont
  • Rick Jones Councilmember City of Fremont
  • Greg Bonaccorsi Chair Ohlone CCD Board of Trustees

Individuals (8)

  • Anu Natarajan Former Vice-Mayor & Councilmember City of Fremont / Candidate for BART Board
  • Phong La Human Relations Commissioner, COF / Candidate for Alameda County Assessor
  • Craig T. Steckler Police Chief City of Fremont Retired
  • Peggy Herndon Former Trustee FUSD Board
  • T J Dhami Human Relations Commissioner City of Fremont and Alameda Cty / Candidate for Ohlone CCD Bd of Trustees 2 PT
  • Moina Shaiq Activist / Community Organizer
  • Luke Zakedis Student Member Ohlone CCD Board
  • Benjamin Yee Blue Jay Mobile Health

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