Deborah J. Ikeda, President

Deborah J. Ikeda

Deborah J. Ikeda was elected to the Board of Trustees in November of 2016, and represents Area 6. Her current term of office is until 2020.

Ms. Ikeda currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for State Center Community College District. She is a retired president of Clovis Community College. She began her educational career as a counselor for Loop City College in Chicago and became an assistant dean of academic support services before becoming the associate dean of students, counseling and guidance at Fresno City College. She served as the interim vice president of instruction for Fresno City College, and as the dean of library and instructional support services before becoming the vice president of instruction and student services for the North Centers where she led the accreditation effort to fast track the Center on its way to becoming the third independently accredited college within the State Center Community College District, Clovis Community College.

Ms. Ikeda served on the California Community College Board of Chief Instructional Officers, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Advisory Committee for Matriculation, State Chancellor’s Office Counseling Advisory Committee and appointed to the Commission on Academic, Student & Community Engagement Committee of the American Association of Community Colleges. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Trustees and Administrators Caucus of the Community College League of California.

She previously served on the California State Superintendent of Education Advisory Council for Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and as a Federal Department of Education Consultant to review and rank submitted grant applications. She has served as chair of the St. Agnes Medical Center Board of Directors, Chair of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Board of the Golden Valley Girl Scout Council, President of Friends of the Fresno County Library and the Economic Development Strategy Update Committee for the City of Clovis. She currently serves on the Citizens Review Panel for Measure B (a sales tax passed to support the Fresno County Public Library), Vice President of the Board of Trustees for California Health Science University, the Fresno Assembly Center Memorial Project Committee, Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial Plaza Committee, Secretary of the VFW Auxiliary for Post 8499 and the Strategic Planning Committee of the National Japanese American Citizens Committee (the oldest Asian American Civil Rights Organization).

She and her husband were inducted into the City of Clovis Hall of Fame in June 2013, named a Portrait of Success by KSEE TV, named one of the Top Ten Professional Women in Fresno by the Marjorie Mason Center and named as the Professional Woman of the Year by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce in 2016. She was named the Bill F. Stewart Achievement of Excellence in Education Award Winner for 2016. She was honored for Woman’s Equality Day in 2018.

Her education includes a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, and a masters of education in counseling psychology from University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana as well.

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