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Board Trustee

John J. Halcón, Ph.D.

John J. Halcón, Ph.D.



  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Program of Organizations & Policy Studies with Bilingual/Bicultural Specialization, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.Ed. in Inner City Education, Loyola Marymount University
  • B.A. in Sociology/Chicano Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  • A.A. in Sociology, Imperial Valley Community College

Elected Office

  • Elected to the Palomar Community College District Governing Board (2012) Re-elected (2016)
  • President of the Board (2014-2015)
  • President, CALCCTA (California Association of Latino Community College Trustees) (2013-2015)
  • President, Route 78 Rotary (2016)
  • Elected, Vice President, California Chapter: American Association of University Professors (AAUP) (2012-2014)
  • Elected, Secretary, California Faculty Association (2005-2015)
  • Elected, Liaison to California Teachers Association (CTA) (2005-2015)
  • Elected, Representative Assembly. National Education Association (NEA), Washington DC. (2006-2016)

Professional Career

  • Professor of Education (retired), School of Education, CSU San Marcos.
  • Active in State-wide and National educational organizations, including CFA, CTA, NEA, AAUP and CALCCTA.

Professional Organizations/Associations

  • CALCCTA (California Association of Latino Community College Trustees)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • California Faculty Association (CFA)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Personal Information

Viet Nam Veteran US Air Force 1967-1971. Born in Salinas, CA. Raised in Imperial Valley. Married 37 years to María dela Luz Reyes. Two adult children, five grandchildren.