Over 3 Decades of Achievements

For over 30 year, Dr. Rita Ramirez has been an integral part of the desert communities and promoting the American Values that bind them all. Take a look for yourself as to just how far reaching her involvement has been.  Then ask yourself, “Has any other candidate or incumbent does this much for the 8th District?”

  • Elected Board of Trustees (1999-2001, 2008-2012), Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Copper Mountain College Representative to San Bernardino County School Boards Association
  • Elected Area F Director, 2009-2011, 2011-2013
  • Elected President, Democratic Women of the Inland Empire, 2010-2012
  • Elected Vice President of Chicano/Latino Caucus of the Inland Empire, 2009-2011
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) Member, Superintendent of San Bernardino County Schools Candidate, Endorsed by PAC, June 2010
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member Legislative Action Equal Opportunity Standing
  • Committee, California Democratic Party, 2009-2010, Riverside County NAACP
  • Agenda and Program Co-Chair, Inland Valleys’ Community College Trustee and CEO Association
  • Elected Secretary of the Latino Trustees of California Community Colleges, 1999-2001
  • Task Force on Tolerance, San Bernardino County, CA
  • Friends of Copper Mountain College Foundation
  • California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus
  • California Democratic Party African-American Caucus
  • Democratic Party Chicano/Latino Caucus
  • Co-Chair of September 16th Celebration
  • California Democratic Party Native American Caucus
  • California Democratic Council (CDC)
  • Elected 20 Area Vice President (Riverside and Imperial Counties)
  • Appointed State Chair of Education
  • Elected Secretary of CDC Convention
  • Chair of Education Workshops for CDC Convention, Presenter of Public School Issues, K- 12
  • Democratic Candidate for the 65th State Assembly, 2004/2006
  • Democratic Candidate for the 41st Congressional District, 2008
  • Candidate for Superintendent of San Bernardino County Schools, June 2010
  • Latina of the Year, 2006, San Gorgonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hi-Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Banning Chamber of Commerce
  • Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Needles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
  • San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Rainbow Coalition, Rev Jesse Jackson, Director
  • Joshua Tree Monument Park Mexican-American Guest Speaker
  • Women’s Forum 2006 Guest Speaker
  • Twentynine Palms Historical Society
  • Twentynine Palms Rotary Club
  • Twentynine Palms Professional Business Women’s Club
  • The Historic Plaza Merchants Association
  • Califomia Retired Teachers Association (CRTA)
  • Elected Delegate of the 65th State Assembly, 2009-2013

  • Co-Chair of Professional Standards Committee
  • Member of the Professional Standards Committee
  • Member of the Professional Advancement Sub Committee
  • Member of AB 1725 Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee
  • Member of the Curriculum Technical Committee (CTAG)
  • Member of the Honors Program Sub-Committee
  • Member of the General Education Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Division Chair Restructure Task Force
  • Member of the Taskforce for Curriculum Procedures Handbook
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Academic Senate
  • Member of the Budget Steering Executive Board
  • Member of the CTA/CCA Executive Board, Copper
  • Mountain Campus Representative
  • Copper Mountain Campus CTA/CCA Grievance Officer
  • Copper Mountain Campus Academic Senate Senator
  • Member of the Advising Cadre of Copper Mountain
  • Campus
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Elected Governor-at Large (FACCC)
  • Elected Vice-President of Political Action Committee (PAC) of FACCC
  • Member of the College of the Desert Academic Senate, Developmental Education Senator

  • Bank of America Award in Music
  • Honor Society
  • Outstanding Mexican-American of Orange County, Santa Ana Senior High School, Santa Ana, CA
  • Whittier College Scholarship, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
  • Gemini Club Scholarship, Orange County Hispanic Businessmen Orange County, CA
  • Chapman University, Orange, CA
    • Hosking Scholarship
    • Chapman University Faculty Club Scholarship
    • Honored at Entrance/Honors Seminar
    • Dean’s List
  • Outstanding Teacher of 1972, Alamitos Intermediate School, Garden Grove, CA
  • Teacher of the Year, School of Fine Arts and Humanities, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Certificate of Recognition for Student Success, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Copper Mountain College Hispanic Club Recognition of Excellence in Education Award, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Copper Mountain Campus Coyote Award, Faculty Employee of the Year, 1994, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Copper Mountain Campus Teaching Service Award, 1973-1999, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • In Recognition of 25 years of Dedicated Service to the, Desert Community College District Award, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
  • Title Ill – Strengthening Institutions-Grant Recipient, College of the Desert, Copper Mountain Campus, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Associated Students of College of the Desert, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
  • Women History Month, April 2, 2002, honored for long-term service and support to the student body of College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

  • Faculty Advisor of the Copper Mountain Hispanic Club, 1983-1998
  • Faculty Advisor of the Copper Mountain Campus Student Government
  • Faculty Facilitator of Copper Mountain Campus Faculty Forum
  • Copper Mountain Campus United Way Volunteer Spanish Honors Seminar Professor
  • Faculty Advisor of the College of the Desert Black Student Union (BSU), 1999-2000
  • College of the Desert Work Experience Coordinator, 2000-2004
  • Latina Leadership Network of California Community Colleges (LLN)
  • Elected Region 10 Representative of LLN, 2000-2003 Conference Chair of LLN Convention 2002

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