James Sargen

James Sargen, Secretary/Treasurer

James Sargen is the founder and board chair of TriActive America and has served on the Foundation Board since 2002. Sargen has served in many capacities on the Foundation board, including Chairman, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Chair of the Finance Committee. In these roles, he was instrumental in guiding the Foundation to its status as an innovator and leader in increasing resources, efficiency, and effectiveness for the California Community Colleges. He also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cuesta Community College Foundation and the President's Cabinet at California Polytechnic State University, and received the 2012 Louis Tedone, M.D. Humanitarian Award for his extensive volunteer and charitable efforts while serving in leadership roles with the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation, Performing Arts Center, Cuesta College Foundation, YMCA, and Cal Poly. He was also awarded the Network of California Community College Foundations’ “Philanthropist of the Year” in 2001.  

Sargen attended the College of San Mateo and City College of San Francisco and earned bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in urban studies at San Francisco State University.

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Vice President of Accounting

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Lance Izumi
Chair of the Board

Manuel Baca
Vice Chair of the Board

James Sargen
Secretary/Treasurer

Isabel Barreras
Director

Alice Perez
Director

Arnoldo Avalos
Director

George Acero
Director

Jennifer Perry
Director

Kathy Williams
Director

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