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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.

 

Michael Goguen

Michael Goguen (Foundation Representative) 

Michael Goguen is a financial advisor for Edward Jones, where he focuses on the overall financial and retirement planning needs of the individuals he serves. Residing in Torrance since 1984, Mr. Goguen and his wife Susan have four daughters and three grandchildren. Their two youngest daughters attended El Camino College; one transferred to the UC system, and one to a CSU. Mr. Goguen has served on the ECC Foundation board for about years, and has also served as past president of the Original Rotary Club of Torrance and past Torrance Chamber of Commerce Board member.

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. 

 

Nilo Michelin

Nilo Michelin (Community Rep)

Nilo Michelin is a Hawthorne City Council member, former Hawthorne School Board Member and a history teacher at Carson High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA and a degree of juris doctor from UCLA Law School. In the community, he is also a former president of both the Hawthorne Rotary Club and the Hawthorne Neighborhood Association. In addition, he recently served on the El Camino Community College District’s Boundary Review Committee. 

 

 

Kirk J. Retz

Kirk J. Retz (Taxpayer Rep) Committee Chair

Kirk J. Retz is a member of Baker, Burton & Lundy 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 Amo 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. 

 Last Published 1/24/14