About Mary Figueroa
Mary Figueroa was first elected to the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees on November 7, 1995. and is currently the President of the Board. She has been elected to a statewide position on the California Community College Trustee Board (CCCCT) and to the Association of Community College Trustees Board, representing over 6,500 trustees nationwide.
Her community organization involvement includes past and/or present membership in:
- Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors
- City of Riverside Human Relations Commission
- San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council Board of Directors
- American Diabetes Association Board of Directors
- LATINO Network
- Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
- Riverside Mayor’s Use of Force Panel
- State of California Attorney General’s Civil Rights Commission on Hate Crimes
- Eastside Think Tank
- National Latino Peace Officers Association
- Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council Founding Board of Directors
- LaVista Recovery & Wholeness Center for Women Board of Directors
- University of California, Riverside Chancellor’s Community Advisory Committee for School of Medicine
- South Coast Air Quality Management District/Environmental Justice Advisory Group
- Riverside County District Attorney Crime Prevention Foundation Board of Directors
Ms. Figueroa is retired from the State of California Department of Corrections/California Institution for Men, where she served as a Correctional Counselor for 21 years; as a consultant for the UCR School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities; the Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc., as an Outreach & Community Specialist; the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate in the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit; RUSD as a Substitute Teacher; City of Riverside as a Placement Counselor in the Summer Youth Employment Program; and the Riverside County American Red Cross.
Ms. Figueroa is a graduate of John W. North High School (1974) and the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in Chicano Studies and Political Science (1979).