Marisa Perez - Board of Trustees

Marisa Perez
Trustee Area 4

Marisa Perez

Marisa Perez was elected to the Cerritos College Board of Trustees in November 2012. She was re-elected in November 2016. She represents Trustee Area 4, which includes Hawaiian Gardens and portions of the cities of Lakewood, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Long Beach. Perez has held the positions of Board President, Vice President and Clerk. 

Perez serves as a board advisor to a South Coast Air Quality Management District governing board member, as well as a former White House advisor to President George W. Bush. 

Perez serves in various capacities within the communities served by Cerritos College.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Esther Lindstrom Elementary School PTA, Friends of the Lakewood Libraries, Lakewood Little League, and Cerritos College Foundation. 

Perez holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from USC and a B.S. in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University.  She lives in Lakewood, where her children attend schools in the Bellflower Unified School District.

In 2016, she was elected as one of the 21-members of the statewide California Community College Trustee (CCCT) Board.  She was recently appointed to the State Chancellor’s Office EEO and Diversity Advisory Committee.