Board of Trustees
Mary Graham
Rich Grosch
Bernie Rhinerson
Maria Nieto Senour
Peter Zschiesche
Board of Trustees Goals for 2016-2017

Bernie Rhinerson

Elected 2012, 2016

Represents District B:
Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Kearny Mesa, Allied Gardens, Linda Vista, San Carlos.
Bernie Rhinerson

  • B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University
  • M.P.A., San Diego State University

Professional Background
  • Adjunct professor, Public Administration, San Diego State University
  • Former Chief of Staff, San Diego Unified School District
  • Partner/Vice President, Southwest Strategies
  • Vice President/Marketing, Four Square Productions
  • Executive Vice President, Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger
  • Vice President/Government Affairs, Home Federal Bank
  • Policy Advisor, City of San Diego

Public/Community Service
  • Elected to four-year term of office, San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, 2012, 2016
  • Chair, Community College League of California Advisory Committee on Legislation
  • Director-at-Large, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors
  • Associate Member, ACCT Public Policy Committee
  • San Diego County Water Authority – Past Board Chairman, Board Member
  • SDSU Alumni Association – Past President
  • Women's Resource Center, past board member
  • San Diego Park and Recreation Board, past board member

Awards and Recognition
  • Public Relations Society of America – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Public Relations Society of America – Eva Irving Community Service Award
  • Director’s Recognition Award for Faculty Contribution - SDSU
  • Numerous Awards for marketing and public relations projects

Bernie Rhinerson can be contacted by e-mail at

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