student trustee Katelyn Hidde

Saddleback College student assumes office for the 2023-2024 academic year

MISSION VIEJO, CA — During the regularly scheduled Board meeting held on May 22, 2023—Saddleback College student, Katelyn Hidde, was sworn-in by Board President Timothy Jemal to serve as the 2023-2024 Student Trustee. Katelyn will represent students from both Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College as student trustee and plans to bring awareness to student-focused issues.

Katelyn Hidde swearing in

Katelyn’s main initiatives while serving as student trustee will be to support and bring awareness to environmental issues as well as basic needs for students.

“I hope to amplify the needs of students, from food insecurity to housing. I want to be a voice for all students while serving,” said Student Trustee Hidde.

President of the Board Timothy Jemal said, “Katelyn Hidde’s experience with the ASSC will serve her well during her term as student trustee. She will be supported by the entire Board of Trustees to learn all the aspects of trusteeship and in achieving her goals.”

Katelyn is majoring in Environmental Policy and currently serves as a senator with the Associated Students of Saddleback College (ASSC).


About the South Orange County Community College District: SOCCCD serves nearly 50,000 students per year through our two colleges, Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College. The district serves nearly one million residents and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff.