Fullerton College welcomed newly elected Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) on Friday, March 6 for a meeting and tour of campus. Kim met with Fullerton College President Dr. Rajen Vurdien, NOCCCD Board President M. Tony Ontiveros, and several administrators and faculty to discuss current legislation that affects community colleges, and hear how Fullerton College leads the way in enrollment growth, transfer opportunities, and innovative programs and services.
“It was a pleasure to host Assemblywoman Young Kim during her visit to Fullerton College,” said Vurdien. “Assemblywoman Kim is very knowledgeable about community college issues. The visit gave us an opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful programs and services available at Fullerton College, which are available to the community she serves.”
Kim was elected in November to her first term on the California State Assembly. She is the first Asian-American to represent the cities of the 65th Assembly District. She serves on the education and finance committees and was appointed vice chair of the jobs, economic development, and the economy committee. Prior to being elected, she was the director of community relations and Asian affairs for Congressman Ed Royce.
Her tour of Fullerton College highlighted the Natural Science Division, the Library & Learning Resource Center, and several Career and Technical Education programs such as cosmetology, welding, printing, machining, and automotive technology. During the library tour Assemblywoman Kim engaged with students and asked them questions related to their major, transfer goals, and their overall experience at Fullerton College.
The visit concluded with invitations for Assemblywoman Kim to remain engaged with future college events and initiatives with the hope of establishing a positive working relationship for Fullerton College and the members of the 65th Assembly district whom she serves. The 65th Assembly District includes the communities of Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and West Anaheim.