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Jack TurnerProfessional Experience

    • Humboldt State University, Arcata, California Subject: Speech Communications
    • Grant Joint Union High School District, Sacramento, California Subjects: U.S. History, World History, Drama, English, and Speech Communications
    • Cabrillo College, Aptos, California Subject: Speech Communications
    • California State Military Department, California Cadet Corps, assistant instructor, Highland High School, Sacramento, California Subjects: Survival Training/Military History

Higher Education, Degrees, and Credentials

    • Humboldt State University, B.A. Major — Social Science; Minor — Speech Communications
    • Sacramento State University, M.A. Major — Speech Communications
    • University of California, Davis Extension
    • University of California, Berkeley Extension, School of Education
    • University of California, Santa Cruz Institute for Quality Management and Continuous Improvement — Certificate
    • State of California General Secondary Credential, Life
    • State of California Community College Supervisory Credential, Life

Education-Related Leadership Activities

    • Chairperson of History Department, Rio Tierra Jr. High School
    • Director of Drama, Foothill High School
    • Chairperson of Instruction Committee, California Community College Association (C.C.A.)
    • President of the California Community College Association, affiliated with the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association (CTA/NEA)
    • President of the California Higher Education Association (CTA/NEA)
    • Community College Administrative Experience
    • Chairperson of Foreign Languages and Communications Division (FLAC), Cabrillo College
    • Chairperson of the Cabrillo College Ten-year Accreditation Self-Study
    • Dean of Instruction, Cabrillo College

Board and Related Activities

    • Member of the Higher Education Council, Washington, D.C. (NEA)
    • Liaison to the California Community College Board of Governors
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the California Teachers Association
    • Political Action Committee (CTA)
    • Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Member of various study groups.
    • Board Member of Wilderness Instruction Learning Development (W.I.L.D.). Wilderness training for K-12 teachers.
    • Board Member of the Capitola Chamber of Commerce, Capitola, California
    • Currently Board Member of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Santa Cruz, California. Training for Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency medical personnel.

California State Appointments

    • Member of the Advisory Committee on General Education to the California Community College Board of Governors
    • Member of the Advisory Committee to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
    • Member of the Chancellors Committee on Legislation
    • Member of the A. Alan Post Commission on Government Reform — Postsecondary Education

Accreditation Experience

    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
    • Member of the Accreditation Team and Chairperson of the Educational Standard for the following Community Colleges: Merced, Mendocino, Sierra, Rio Hondo, Saddleback, and Crafton Hills

Business Experience — Advertising/Design

    • Consultant for Caesar and Associates Marketing, Aptos, California
    • Director of Marketing for Envision Media, Santa Cruz, California


    • Phi Kappa Phi (Scholarship Honorary Society)
    • We Honor Ours (WHO) Award — CTA Higher Education
    • We Honor Ours (WHO) CTA State Award — Representing all California Educators
    • Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished Service — National Education Association (NEA)
    • Distinguished Alumni — Humboldt State University