Dr. Jeanette Mann has represented Area 2 (which covers Northeast Pasadena, East Altadena, and Sierra Madre) since being elected to the board in 1983. She was the first woman elected to the board and has served for 29 years.
Mann is the immediate past-president of the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board. The 21-member board of elected members provides guidance for the districts and 112 colleges that constitute the system. Mann is also a past president of the Community College League of California.
Mann has also been awarded the CCCT Fulfilling the Trust Award in recognition of her enduring dedication and service.
Most recently, Mann was the recipient of the Pasadena NAACP's President Award for improving the quality of life in the community. In 2010, she received an Arts and Science Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her professional accomplishments from the University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences. In 2008, Mann was also honored as the "Woman of the Year" for the 21st District by then state Sen. Jack Scott. This award provides a member of the state Legislature the opportunity to honor outstanding community activists throughout the state.
Her many other educational and civic contributions include the YWCA, Foothill Family Services, 211 Los Angeles, and the City of Pasadena Committee on Youth Development and Violence Prevention. She is past president of California Women in Higher Education and has been a longtime member of the political group ACT. She served as director of equity and diversity programs for California State University, Northridge before retiring. Mann regularly consulted on affirmative action programs, sexual harassment prevention, and has written extensively on women in the workforce.
Mann holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.