May 20, 2011 > Ohlone College Appoints New Trustee
Ohlone College Appoints New Trustee
Submitted By Gosia Gizycki
Vivien Larsen was appointed as the newest member of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, representing Newark, at the May 11, 2011 meeting. Larsen is a former high school counselor at Newark Memorial who has been instrumental in helping many students transition to college and implement high school to career pathways into various STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
Her career, spanning over 30 years, has been largely involved with education and community and public service. She has been involved in Avanzando, a group that was formed in 2008, to advance and empower Latino youth, their families and their community. Larsen played a vital role in the preparation of the City of Newark Master Plan and East Bay Regional Parks Master Plan which she feels gives her insight in "strategically planning for the future."
Ms. Larsen replaces trustee Bill McMillin who passed away in March after a long battle with cancer.