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News: Tony Fellow Elected President of PCC Board of Trustees

Dr. Anthony Fellow

December 18, 2013- Pasadena City College Trustee Dr. Tony Fellow was elected president of the board Wednesday night.  Fellow, chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Cal State Fullerton, becomes the first Arcadia resident in more than 25 years to assume the presidency of the Board of Trustees.  He represents Arcadia and Temple City.

Fellow, Belinda Brown, Linda Wah and Ross Selvidge  were administered the oath of office by California State Controller John Chiang.  “The fact the PCC was just named the top community college in the nation says a lot about its governing board,” Fellow said.  “Trustees are truly concerned about student success.”

Other officers elected to lead the board include Brown, Pasadena, as vice president , and, San Marino, as clerk.  Assemblyman Roger Hernandez has called Fellow the “pillar of the San Gabriel Valley,” where he has served as a vice mayor and city councilman in El Monte, as president of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors, and as vice chair of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. 

Fellow holds doctorate and master’s degrees in communications research and political communications from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the University of Southern California, where he was an Annenberg Fellow, a master’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton, and a B.A. in history and journalism from Cal State L.A.  He also has done extensive post-graduate work in Soviet and Latin American Politics.

Fellow was a reporter and city editor the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, where he was head of a political reporting team and a columnist for 10 years before he entered doctoral studies.  He is author of three books, including a popular text, American Media History. 

He was chair of the Department of Communications, one of the nation’s largest departments, for six years before taking over his current post in Radio-TV-Film. He teaches courses in media history, media law, international communications and graduate courses in media and politics.  He also has taught at the University of Southern California and Cal State L.A.

He anchors World Press, a news program which appears on AT&T Uverse.  He won a 2013 Telly Award for best cable broadcast show beating out 11,000 entries.  In addition, he is director of Cal State Fullerton’s Summer Media Workshops in Florence, Italy, and is currently putting in place a Summer International Screenwriting Workshop in Rome as well as communication education ventures in Moscow, Russia. 

He is recipient of Italy’s highest Fulbright Award, holding the Vercelli Chair of Twentieth Century Media History, at Vercelli University.

Release Date: 12/18/2013
Contact: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
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