BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mike Eng was elected in March 2013 to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District and was voted Vice President of the Board in July of this year. He is the current Chair of the Board’s Committee of the Whole and a member of the Board’s Committees on Budget & Finance; and Legislative & Public Affairs. He initiated the District’s campus-wide efforts to sign up students, faculty, staff and administrators under the federal Affordable Care Act; helped lead efforts to secure the award of the $15 million California Career Pathways Grant to the District; and helped create and serve on Board’s ad hoc committee on Adult Education; and committee on International Students.
Mike previously served six years as a California Assemblyman during which time he chaired three of the Legislature’s critical Assembly policy committees: Transportation, Banking & Finance, and Business & Professions & Consumer Protection and, was a member of the Assembly Education Committee for three terms. He also served on the Assembly Committees on Health; Housing & Community Development; Revenue & Taxation; and chaired the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes.
During his time in the legislature he authored: California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights to address the mortgage foreclosure crisis; California’s Human Right to Water Law; California’s comprehensive overhaul of the smog check process resulting in a removal of 70 tons of pollutants daily; Legislation to keep students safe from bullying as part of the State mandated school safety plan; Budget solutions to backfill the loss of funding for community colleges; Legislation to ensure long-term mass transit funding; and Groundwater Cleanup solutions in the San Gabriel Valley. He received numerous awards as “Legislator of the Year” by his many constituents.
Prior to his time in the legislature, Mike served as Mayor and Councilman for the City of Monterey Park. He served on the City Library Board of Trustees for ten years and was appointed by then-Governor Gray Davis to the State Acupuncture Board serving as Vice-Chair and head of the Enforcement committee.
Mike Eng has taught at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, UCLA, and University of the West. He earned his Law Degree at UCLA after earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of Hawaii.
Mike Eng lives in the San Gabriel Valley, and is married to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu.
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