John Nixon

John Nixon

John Nixon
Area 2 – Leimert
Alternate

BACKGROUND
I retired as President of Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC, Los Angeles County) in 2011. A 40-year veteran in higher education, I previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Ana College for 12 years. I also served for a year as Santa Ana’s Interim President in 1998-99 and as Associate Dean of Humanities and Assistant Dean of Continuing Education.

Long Involved in community affairs, I have served on the board of directors for the Orange County Community Health Care Clinics, the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Orange County Marine Institute. In addition, I have held statewide leadership roles in a number of professional organizations, including President of the California Community College System, Chief Instructional Officers Association, Board member for the Chief Executive Officers for the California Community Colleges, and Commissioner with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC-WASC), for which I was a consultant from 2011 to 2015.

LIVING IN CAMBRIA
My wife, Mary, and I moved to Cambria in 2011. I am a board member of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, a member of the Cambria Lions Club, and a volunteer with the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. We have owned property in Cambria for 15 years, and now that we are permanent residents, we are eager to serve and give back to the community.

WHY ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ON THE NCAC?
I believe that serving as an elected alternate on NCAC is a valuable and rewarding activity that I hope will support the interests of Cambria and its residents.