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Meet Our Trustees


Mary Hornbuckle: President

Photo: Mary L. Hornbuckle
  • Resident of Trustee Area 4 in the City of Costa Mesa
  • Past Board Experience: President, Vice President, Clerk
  • Past Representative, Orange County Legislative Task Force
  • Past Member, Community College League of California Advisory Committee on Educational Services
  • Director, St. Mark Community Preschool, Retired
  • Past, First Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Girl Scout Council of Orange County and "Lifetime Girl Scout"
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees for the Costa Mesa Senior Center
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Costa Mesa Community Foundation
  • Past Member, Costa Mesa City Council, 1984-1996
  • Past Mayor, Costa Mesa, 1990-1992
  • Inducted into Orange Coast College Alumni Hall of Fame, 2001
  • 1997 Woman of the Year, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipient, Orange County Human Relations Commission Award
  • Member, Audit and Budget Committee
  • Last elected in November 2020
  • Ethics Training Certificate

Lorraine Prinsky: Vice President

Photo: Lorraine Prinsky
  • Resident of Trustee Area 3 in the City of Huntington Beach
  • Past Board Experience: President, Vice President, Clerk
  • Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF); almost 40 Years teaching experience at CSUF
  • Education: Ph.D. from UC Irvine, BA from UCLA, trained in Interest-Based Bargaining
  • Excellence in Trusteeship Certification from Community College League of California
  • OCC Planetarium Advisory Committee
  • Sierra Club Political Leadership Award
  • Board Member, Women in Leadership
  • Past Bolsa Chica Land Trust Docent
  • Member and Past Chair, President's Scholars Selection Committee, CSUF
  • Team Leader, CSU/Campus Compact Engaged Department Institute
  • Professor for American Institute for Foreign Study London Semester
  • Girl Scout Leader for 10 Years
  • National Women's Political Caucus-OC Jeanette Rankin Courage to Run Award
  • CSUF Outstanding Faculty Recognition: for Service to the University, for Creating Substantive Learning Opportunities for Students in the Community that Coincide with Classroom Instruction
  • CSUF Awards:
    • Distinguished Faculty Award from CSUF Alumni Association
    • Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Outstanding Service
    • Contributions to Student Success, CSUF Meritorious Performance
    • Professional Promise Award
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Representative, Orange County Legislative Task Force
  • Last elected in November 2020
  • Ethics Training Certificate

Jim Moreno: Board Clerk

Photo: Jim Moreno
  • Resident of Trustee Area 1 in the City of Huntington Beach
  • Past Board Experience: President, Vice President, Clerk
  • Past Member of Association of Community College Trustees
  • Past Representative, Orange County School Board's Political Action Group Effort
  • Past President and Member, California Community College Trustees Board
  • Member, CHP Community Advisory Board
  • Past Board Representative, Orange County Legislative Task Force
  • Former Member, Coastline Community College Paralegal Advisory Board
  • Past Chairman, Citizen Participation Advisory Board for the City of Huntington Beach
  • Past Senior Deputy for LA County Supervisor
  • Member, Audit and Budget Committee
  • Last Elected in November 2018
  • Ethics Training Certificate

Elizabeth Dorn Parker: Trustee

Photo: Mary L. Hornbuckle
  • Resident of Trustee Area 5 in the City of Costa Mesa
  • Orange Coast College Foundation Development, Alumni and Outreach Specialist, Retired
  • Past Trustee, Orange County Board of Education
  • Past President, Orange County School Boards Association
  • Past President, California County Board of Education
  • Member of Samueli Academy Boards of Education
  • Vice Chair, Costa Mesa Parks, Arts and Community Services Commission
  • Past Board Member and Vice President, Newport Harbor High School Foundation
  • Past President, Newport Harbor Baseball Association and AYSO Soccer Region 97
  • Member of Costa Mesa Women’s Club
  • Member of Lion’s Club
  • Education:  Ed.D from California State University Fullerton, BA from University of California, Los Angeles

Jerry Patterson: Trustee

Photo: Jerry Patterson
  • Resident of Trustee Area 2 in the City of Fountain Valley
  • Past Board Experience: President, Vice President, Clerk
  • Lawyer, and former City Attorney for several Orange County cities
  • Government Relations Consultant, Moulton Patterson Associates
  • Professor/Adjunct Lecturer California State University, Long Beach and University of California, Irvine
  • Past Member, Governance Committee, Association of Community College Trustees
  • Past President, Board of Directors of the Institute for Local Government
  • Past member, Board of Directors, California Community College Trustees
  • Former United States Congressman
  • Former Mayor of Santa Ana
  • Friend of Education Award, California Teachers Association, 1985
  • Outstanding Public Service in Support of the Environment, Sierra Club 2012
  • Married to Linda Moulton-Patterson, former Mayor of Huntington Beach
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Last Elected in November 2020
  • Ethics Training Certificate

Jose Fuentes-Perez: Student Trustee

Photo: Jose Fuentes-Perez
  • Chair, District Student Council
  • Term: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023
  • Former Executive Secretary for Associated Students of Golden West College Executive Student Council for 2021-2022
  • Former District Student Council Secretary
  • Proud Former Member of the Recently Established Zero Waste Task Force at Golden West College
  • Business Administration Major in Accounting & Management
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma Society Member
  • Future Business Leaders of America Member
  • Participant in Multiple Academic/Extracurricular Clubs at Golden West College
  • Stand Up for Kids Volunteer for 6+ Months
  • Former Blood Drive Ambasssador for American Red Cross
  • Former Campaign Supervisor for OC Board of Supervisors Candidate
  • Former Campaign Volunteer for Midway City Sanitary District Candidate & Westminster School Distrcit Board Member