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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of seven members elected by district to four-year terms by the voters in south Orange County. Board members reside in the areas they represent. Terms are staggered with elections being held every two years in connection with the general election. The Board oversees all academic programs and educational services by establishing policies to assure the quality, integrity and effectiveness of the student learning programs and services, and the financial stability of Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College and the Advanced Technology & Education Park.

The Board welcomes open discussion. Regular monthly meetings are open to the public and opportunities are provided for members of the public and staff to address the Board. Board policies, meeting schedule, agendas, board meeting highlights and streaming video of meetings are all available on the district website.

The student trustee is elected by the students of Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College and serves a one-year advisory term of office from May through the following April. Additional information is available by calling Saddleback College Student Development at (949) 582-4616 or the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College at (949) 559-3260.

In 2022, the board transitioned from at-large to by-district elections. To learn about that process, please visit our page on the topic.

Link to current detailed Board of Trustees map - street level map (Zoom-in)


Link to current Board of Trustees map.


Link to approved Registrar of Voters Board of Trustees map

The Board elects officers at the annual organizational meeting held in December. The current board members are:

Marcia Milchiker, President

Timothy Jemal, Vice President

Terri Whitt Rydell, Clerk

Carolyn Inmon, Member

Barbara J. Jay, Member

T.J. Prendergast III, Member

Rachel Abalos, Student Member

Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations

To help decipher the hundreds of acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations used in higher education today, we have compiled this searchable list for your convenience. This document is updated regularly. If there is an addition you'd like to see, please email

Messages from the Board of Trustees

May 2022


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May 2021

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June 2020

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April 2020