COM Board Thanks Trustee Eva Long for Service

June 22nd, 2023 - 12:49pm

Photo of Dr. Eva LongKENTFIELD / NOVATO, CA—At its regular monthly meeting on June 20, the College of Marin Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of long-time trustee Eva Long, Ph.D. Trustee Long has been a valued member of the Board since her election in 1999. During her 24-year tenure, she held a number of committee positions contributing her knowledge on a wide range of topics but particularly emphasized access to higher education, lifelong learning, and promoted College of Marin's registered nursing education, registered dental assisting, health education, and medical assisting programs. In partnership with the College, she co-founded Mini­Medical School which educated more than 2,200 students on the topic of health and wellness.

"Trustee long brought an impressive background in education expertise to the Board of Trustees, but more than that, she always championed and mentored those who might otherwise not have the same opportunities to achieve their dreams" state Board President Diana Conti. "She steadfastly lived those values and COM students benefitted as a result. Eva is a friend as well as a colleague to all of us on the Board, and we wish her well."

Professionally Dr. Long was an educator having worked as a teacher, superintendent, and as UC-Berkeley adjunct faculty. She is the Founder, President/CEO of the Center for Longevity, Transition, and Renewal. She holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in art from San Francisco State University as well as a master's degree in educational administration, curriculum and supervision from Stanford University and a doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Long is Past President of the National Women's Political Caucus, Marin Chapter. She received the Marcus Foster Civil Rights Award, and is also recipient of a Ford, Rockefeller and Fulbright Fellowships. In 2020, she was inducted into the YWCA Marin Women's Hall of Fame.

The Board of Trustees will appoint an interim member in the next 60 days. Agendas and upcoming meetings are available at BoardDocs.