Governor Jerry Brown appointed Juan F. Garcia, to the California State University Board of Trustees on August 13, 2018. 

Garcia, 19, is a resident of Rancho Cucamonga and has been a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona since 2016, where he has served as legislative affairs secretary of the university’s Associated Students Inc. since 2017. Garcia is also a member of the Kellogg Honors College.

Garcia has been an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor for the Pomona Unified School District since 2017, a legal intern and Spanish translator at Tsang and Associates and an intern for Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign in 2017. 

Garcia joins current student trustee Emily Hinton, and will serve as a non-voting trustee for the first year of his appointment.

The California State University Board of Trustees is the 25-member board that adopts regulations and policies governing the CSU system. The board includes two current CSU students that represent the CSU’s 484,000 students.