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MEET THE COMMITTEE

Meet the Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee Members

As part of the process to improve our campus with Measure E funds, the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees appointed a nine-member Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee. The committee is charged with informing the public about bond revenue expenditures and to actively review and report on the expenditure of bond funds.

As mandated by Proposition 39, the committee must include at least seven individuals, each representing different constituency groups in our community. District vendors, contractors, consultants and employees are not permitted to serve on the committee.

Dwight Choyce

Dwight D. Choyce (Community Rep)

Dwight D. Choyce is a financial engagement manager with more than 20 years in the field. His career experience includes working with Big Four public accounting firms, as well as supervising internal audit and financial management with public and private companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tuskegee University. In the community, Mr. Choyce is involved with the boards of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America organization and the Child Evangelism Fellowship (children’s Christian ministry). 

 

Gloria L. Dumais

Gloria L. Dumais (Senior Org. Rep) Vice Chair

Gloria L. Dumais, of Torrance, is a longtime member of the El Camino College community. She retired from the college in 2000 after a 20-year career, serving most recently as a supervisor in the Admissions and Records Department. During her time at El Camino College, Ms. Dumais served on many committees, including the Facilities Improvement Team, Calendar Committee, Staff Development Advisory Committee, Ride Share Committee, and the initial Datatel fact-finding team.

 

David Kartsonis

David Kartsonis (Foundation Representative) 

David Kartsonis is a longtime South Bay resident who began his higher education at El Camino College at the age of 13. After graduating at 16, he transferred to UC Santa Barbara with a Regents Scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in creative studies. Mr. Kartsonis is president of the El Camino College Foundation Board of Directors, and has served on the board since 2009. He is the director of technical development for Bakers Man Productions, where he has worked since 2006. Mr. Kartsonis currently lives in Torrance with his wife and son.

 

Joan Hood Jones

Joan Hood Jones (Community Rep)

Joan Jones is a Manhattan Beach attorney and community volunteer. She graduated from Stanford Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Goucher College in Baltimore. In the community, she served on the Manhattan Beach City Council, including a term as mayor from 1997-98. She has also been a board member for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, Goucher College, South Bay Free Clinic, the Mira Costa PTA, and founded the organization Tools to Talent. 

 

Dr. Krank

 Dr. Eugene Krank (Community Rep)

Eugene Krank is a podiatrist who currently works for a medical research company. In the community, he is a member of the Hawthorne School District Board of Trustees and the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association, in addition to serving as a delegate for the California School Boards Association. He also served on the committee to select El Camino College’s new superintendent/president.

 

Kirk J. Retz

Kirk J. Retz (Taxpayer Rep) Committee Chair

Kirk J. Retz is an Attorney and practices in the area of construction law, Real Estate and business law, handling both transactional and litigation matters. He has published numerous articles on topics in this field and frequently speaks on construction issues. In the community, Mr. Retz serves on the board of directors for the Del Ammo Rotary Club, Torrance YMCA, the Gift Planning Council for Loyola Marymount University, and provides pro-bono legal services to the nonprofit organization “Keepers of Indigenous Ways.” He is also president of his homeowner’s association.

 

 

Steve Scott Steve Scott (Business Rep)

Steve Scott is Manager, Space And Systems Integration for Lockheed Martin, as a member of the Corporate Domestic Business Development staff. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Long Beach and an engineering management credential from Caltech. Scott serves on the regional Board of Directors for the Air Force Association, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association and the National Defense Industrial Association. 

 

 

Tiffany Ushijima (Student Representative) Tiffany Ushijima (Student Representative)

Tiffany Ushijima is the El Camino College Associated Students Organization director of human resources and a member of ECC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Inter-Club Council, and the Concert Band. Ms. Ushijima graduated from Torrance High School in 2015 and is majoring in business administration. She plans to transfer to a university this fall.

 

 

Last Published 5/23/17