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Santa Ana College Foundation Names Two to Its Board of Directors

November 1, 2011

(Santa Ana) - The Santa Ana College Foundation recently appointed Fortino Rivera and Tina Robinson to its board of directors. The foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to support the college and its students through the leadership of a 18-member board of directors.
Fortino Rivera, a Santa Ana College alumnus, is C.E.O. of Staffing Solutions, a Santa Ana-based firm providing direct and temporary employment services and payroll contracting. He has 20 years of sales, marketing, and management experience with the last ten years focused on the staffing industry. Previously, he served as national sales manager with Lynde-Ordway Company, Inc. and Latin America sales manager with Knight Equipment International, Inc.

His service on non-profit boards includes Goodwill Industries of Orange County (Landmark Services Board) and YMCA of Orange County (Central Coast and Santa Ana branches). He has also served as a commissioner on the City of Santa Ana Environmental, Transportation Advisory Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission. He is an active member of Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic 100, and the Wilshire Square Neighborhood.

Tina Robinson, senior vice president and regional manager at Union Bank, N.A., has more than 30 years experience as an executive in the banking industry. In her current role, she leads the daily business operations for the 12-branch Orange County south region. Previously, she managed the 24-branch Orange County south area. Prior to that, she was vice president of branch administration with Jackson Federal Bank.

In 2010, Robinson was named one of “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal magazine. During the same year, she was among those selected by Women of Color magazine as 2010’s “Most Powerful Women in Finance.”

The Santa Ana College Foundation is committed to ensuring that no student is denied educational opportunities due to financial constraints. The foundation strives to maintain, expand and enhance the educational opportunities at Santa Ana College and to link community organizations, businesses, funding sources, alumni and staff preserving “A History of Success, A Future of Promise.” For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact the SAC Foundation at (714) 564-6091 or foundation@sac.edu.

About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD, which serve the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.

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Media Contact(s):
Judy Iannaccone, RSCCD Director of Communications, (714) 480-7503 or iannaccone_judy@rsccd.edu