BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mike Eng was elected in March 2013 to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles
Community College District and is the Board’s immediate past Vice President. He is the
current Chair of the Board’s Facilities, Master Planning & Oversight Committee and a
member of the Board’s Legislative & Public Affairs Committee. He recently initiated the
Board’s comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey to determine how the District should
address student homelessness, hunger/food insecurity, job placement, mental health
and transportation needs.
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 and recently helped initiate the District’s first Asian, Pacific
Islander Advisory Committee.
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 back fill 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 resides in the San Gabriel Valley with his wife
U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu.
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