Rio Hondo College Faculty Association

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President's Message
Election time is upon us again. Our own Rio Hondo advocate, Mary Ann Pacheco, is running for the vacant Area 3 Trustee seat on the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees. The seat represents parts of Whittier and the city of South El Monte. Mary Ann will be taking on an opponent from South El Monte. The membership of the Faculty Association endorsed Mary Ann last Spring. If elected, Mary Ann can join incumbent Trustee Madeline Shapiro as faithful protectors of the interests of taxpayers, faculty, and students by ensuring that their tax dollars go to the classroom and for student services.

​This Thursday, September 19th, Mary Ann will be attending the Faculty Association meeting to ask for your support and listen to your concerns about the college.  Mary Ann is a former Faculty Association and Academic Senate President at Rio Hondo, served as President of CCA and a member of the CTA Board of Directors, and has received numerous commendations for her almost four decades as an English Professor, campus, and community leader. On the Board of Trustees, she will push for responsible spending, holding administration accountable for its actions, and putting resources where they belong - with students.  With Mary Ann on the Board, badly needed improvements can take place at Rio Hondo.

​For Mary Ann’s campaign to succeed, she also needs our help.  The Faculty Association strongly encourages its members to bring their checkbooks on Thursday! You can also donate on your own and help out with phone banking and precinct walking. If you would like to donate to Mary Ann's campaign, you can write a check out to the following:

Mary Ann Pacheco for RHC Trustee 2013
​Put ID #135867 on the Memo line of your check

​All donations below $100 remain anonymous.  Multiple faculty members have already donated to Mary Ann. Unfortunately Rio Hondo Trustee elections are quite expensive, so even the donations from our PAC and the use of CTA funds, plus other fundraising, doesn’t cover the cost of electing a talented Trustee such as Mary Ann.

​Mary Ann fought for faculty interests for decades. Show your support by supporting her campaign! If you would like Rio Hondo to have a trustee who supports faculty, staff, and students, then please consider donating to Mary Ann’s campaign.  We look forward to seeing you at 12:45 in the Boardroom on Thursday!


Kathy Pudelko - September 2013