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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Board MemberPalomar Community College DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Palomar Community College DistrictBoard Member

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Grocer
36,683 votes (6.7%)
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  • Student focused learning
  • Actively work with local communities to become a good neighbor
  • Maintain fiscal accountability with Propositions dollars
Profession:Grocer
National University M.S. , Sustainability Management (2015)
California State University Long Beach B.A., Radio Television and Film (1995)
Leader, Boy Scouts of America, San Diego Imperial Council (1981current)
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Tim Fillinger

Engineer
82,683 votes (15.11%)
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  • Increasing enrollment and encouraging student retention through partnerships with our local High Schools
  • Helping our students successfully complete their Palomar experience measured by increasing the graduation rate.
  • Fair, Open and Honest Contracting Practices to stop special interests monopolies!
Profession:Computer Engineer and Educator
Senior Manager, IT Operations, Mitchell International (2015current)
Entrepreneurial and Business Mentorship, Tim Fillinger Consulting — Appointed position (2001current)
Department of Defense Contracting (IT Management ande Services), EDS, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Jacobs Engineering (20012015)
Youth Leader and Mentor, Cornerstone Community Church — Appointed position (19982002)
BIOLA University BS in Organizational Leadership; Multiple Computer Certifications, Computer Science, Leadership (2008)
  • San Diego County Republican Party
  • Association of Builders and Contractors
  • Hon Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido
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Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the Palomar Community College District, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Tim Fillinger:

A significant concern for our district is decreased enrollment.  As enrollment decreases, so does our state and federal funding. The Palomar Board must engage and work hand-in-hand with the local High Schools to promote the great opportunties that attending Palomar affords our communities students.

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PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

TIM FILLINGER
AGE: 52
Engineer

Preparing our students with the opportunities to succeed in an ever-expanding and confusing world is not only critical, it is my passion.

As a computer engineer with 30 years of experience who has helped our military create state-of the-art computer systems, I understand how to build and accomplish things.

As a graduate of a California Community College, I know how valuable an affordable educational foundation is to success.

As a father and grandfather, I am personally invested in the future of our families.

I work in a business environment. As a hiring manager, I review resumes and know what skills our students need in today’s marketplace. I will work tirelessly to partner our students with local businesses, to the benefit of our community.

Quality education should be affordable. As a conservative, I will treat our district as the jewel it is and guarantee our tax dollars are spent appropriately. Partnership between our faculty, students and community will equal success!

I’ve worked in volunteer youth organizations for over 20 years, and I am privileged to participate in the building of entrepreneurial businesses with young people, providing leadership and mentoring.

Now, I would like your vote to serve on the Palomar Community College District Board.

Email tim.fillinger@gmail.com
Teacher/Publisher/Editor
116,307 votes (21.25%)Winning
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  • Protect and preserve affordable community college classes so students can acquire the necessary skills to be successful in their adult lives and boost our local economy.
  • Help Veterans re-enter the workplace when they come home
  • Support for homeless and food insecure students
Profession:Publisher and teacher,

I have lived in San Diego North County for 30 years. I have a split BA in Education and Political Science, a masters and a PhD in Naturopathic Medecine.  I have taught adult education for the City of Escondido for 29 years. 

  • Current Board Members - President Mark Evilsizer, Prof. John Halcón, Nancyann Hensch
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • Palomar Faculty Federation

I am a community activist defending public education. I believe public education is the cornerstone of our democracy and the only chance most of our students will have at achieving the American Dream. Successful students will strengthen our middle class and our economy. 

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PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

NINA DEERFIELD
AGE: 64
Educator/ Publisher/ Editor

Nina Deerfield is a distinguished local educator whose commitments to high standards have reached from early childhood education through adult education. As publisher and editor of a north county community newspaper, Deerfield knows the Palomar College district exceptionally well. She is positioned to hit the ground running as a member of the governing board.

Nina’s priorities include: 1) assuring that the north county economy is fueled by a highly trained and educated work force; 2) guaranteeing affordable access to all students including for those bound for four-year colleges and universities; 3) helping veterans re-enter the civilian work force; 4) making sure that crucial needs, such as health care skills, are emphasized in the curriculum.

Nina Deerfield has been recognized throughout the region as a highly effective civic advocate and is endorsed by teachers. Please vote for Nina Deerfield, a trusted and hard-working member of our north county community.

Email ndeerfield@gmail.com
Board Member, Palomar Community College
109,399 votes (19.99%)Winning
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  • Provide quality education to all students
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Fiscal responsibility
Profession:Governing Board Member, Palomar Community College
Professor, CSUSM (2000current)
Trustee, Palomar Community College — Elected position (2012current)
UCSB PhD, Education (1980)
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PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

JOHN J. HALCON, Ph.D.
Board Member, Palomar College/Professor, CSU San Marcos/Veteran, United States Air Force

Dr. John Halcon holds a Ph.D. in Education from the UC Santa Barbara. He is a Professor of Education at CSUSM and has demonstrated excellence in teaching tomorrow’s teachers.

Since being elected to the Board in 2012 Dr. Halcon has expanded the College Veteran’s Center so veterans receive the expert guidance they need to succeed. As a war veteran and beneficiary of the GI Bill he knows the importance of educating and training our returning veterans.

Dr. Halcon understands the critical role Palomar College plays in serving student needs. He has helped create agreements with UCSD, CSUSM, and SDSU so that our students have guaranteed transfer opportunities.

He has overseen the modernization of the Career and Technical Education facilities where students receive state of the art training and certification in industries critical to rebuilding our nation’s economy.

He has hired a new president and improved campus life with the building of the new child development center and sports fields.

Dr. Halcon is proud of the growth and changes happening at Palomar College. He has been endorsed by College Teachers, Students, and Staff. Please elect Dr. Halcon to a second term.

Retired Educational Executive
83,349 votes (15.23%)
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  • Enhanced student outcomes
  • Neighborhood and community partnerships with expanded campuses
  • Recognition of the quality of faculty, administration and facilities of Palomar College leading to student success
Profession:College level professor / Regional VicePresident of DeVry Inc.
Former Member Palomar Community College Board of Governors, Board of Governors Palomar Community College — Elected position (20082012)
San Diego State University MBA , Program Development (1985)
University of California Riverside PhD in Physics University of California, Riverside CA, High energy particle physics (1972)

 

ROSE MARIE DISHMAN   Ph.D./MBA                                   

 

Educational Executive 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Rose Marie Dishman and I am running for election to the Governing Board of Trustees for Palomar Community College because I believe that I have the qualifications, experience and dedication to focus on student outcomes and efficient expenditure of the $694 million authorized by the voters for facilities modernization and expansion of the Palomar system.

 

My qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in Physics, an MBA, and over 35 years of academic leadership and college level teaching.  I have a proven track record of successful academic program and facilities development.  At United States International University (USIU), I transitioned from a college professor to Acting Provost.  I led the effort to establish a new Civil Engineering program that received accreditation from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET­­) for both the San Diego campus, but also the new Bushy (England) campus.  I am Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, and past President of the Pacific Southwest Section of the American Society of Engineering Education.  I was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes post-doctoral research grant at the Democritus Nuclear Research Center in Athens, Greece.

 

At DeVry University I was the Dean of Academic Affairs and later the Regional Vice-President for Southern California and Nevada.  I transitioned the campus in the City of Industry to Pomona and opened new campuses in Long Beach and West Hills.   In this capacity, I was responsible for an annual budget of about $100 million.   I am a former Trustee of the Governing Board of Palomar Community College and a current supporter of Palomar through membership in the President’s Associates.  

 

I am committed to ethical, professional, and efficient post-secondary education. My collegial leadership style and proven track record of fiscal efficiency and educational excellence make me an ideal choice for the Palomar Board of Governors. I will continue to focus on student success/achievement for students from diverse backgrounds.  I will also bring the experience and development of new facilities and the community liaison to optimize the expenditure of Proposition M bonds funding for new facilities and campus expansion.

 

My focus is on student outcomes!  This is the true measure of success for all academic institutions, but is particularly critical in the case of Palomar and other community colleges.

 

The community college system offers an affordable alternative to specialized technology and four year colleges in the completion of general education components of a degree.  The community college also offers specialized trade skills, including automotive and hand craft activities.  These courses are highly dependent upon the facilities available for practical education.  In addition, the general education component is integral to the ability to enroll in classes that may be impacted at other colleges.

 

 

 

The diverse population of the Palomar student body is an opportunity for many Palomar students to be the first in their families to obtain post-high school education.  The lack of family support for many of these students requires a focused effort to provide the highest quality facilities and faculty. 

 

 

 

Learning for success is the Palomar Theme.   The more you learn, the better you are at achieving success.  I believe that lifelong learning is a major factor in success and happiness.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the opportunity to present my qualifications, experience and fervent dedication to this fine institution and to express my approach to focus on student outcomes.  I ask for your support in my election to the Governing Board of Palomar community college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

ROSE MARIE DISHMAN
Educational Executive

Education Executive with over 35 years experience; committed to ethical, professional, and efficient post-secondary education. Collegial leadership style and proven track record of fiscal efficiency and educational excellence. Focus on student success/achievement for students from diverse backgrounds

Formerly, President & Regional Vice-President of DeVry University / Professor & Dean and Acting Provost at United States International University / Fulbright Hayes Research Scholar.

Ph.D. In Physics from the University of California, Riverside, MBA from San Diego State University.

Elected in 2008 for 4 year term on Palomar’s Governing Board. Experienced and knowlegible of the voter-approved $694M facilities upgrade bond that has enabled extraordinary expansion /renovation of Palomar Main Campus and Escondido. Rancho Bernardo expansion is underway with Fallbrook to follow.

Member of Palomar President’s Associates, American Society of Civil Engineers (Life), Conservative Order of Good Government (COGG), Rancho Bernardo Newcomers Social Club, American Association of University Women.

Husband David and I have lived in Poway for 29 years.

I have the needed experience to serve on the Governing Board of Palomar Community College as it transitions with new leadership.

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Nancy Ann Hensch

Governing Board Member, Palomar Community College District
118,781 votes (21.71%)Winning
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PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

NANCY ANN HENSCH
Trustee, Palomar Community College District

Nancy Ann Hensch has served Palomar College with distinction during the past 3 1/2 years. As a fiscal conservative, she kept a tight rein on the budget and placed taxpayer dollars in the classroom for maximum student benefit. She fought to keep student fees low and advocated for a debt-free college education for Palomar students.

As a lifelong educator, Nancy Ann has a solid knowledge of all levels of education. She has worked with special needs students as well as college students. Recently, she received a Teacher of the Year award.

Nancy Ann wants to work for you. She supports: 1) priority enrollment for all veterans, 2) an expansion of academic and technical programs to meet veterans' needs, and 3) career placement in jobs paying middle class wages.

Other priorities include: 4) guaranteed transfer to colleges/universities, 5) increased technology and trade apprenticeships that lead to solid paying jobs, and 6) the expansion of medical training for future nurses, paramedics, dental assistants, and biotech students.

Nancy Ann Hensch will reliably represent you. She brings high ethical standards and professional management of taxpayer dollars. Endorsed by teachers, nurses, police officers, and firefighters. Vote Nancy Ann Hensch for Palomar College Governing Board. https://www.palomar.edu/gb/

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