Trustee Teresa Cox Biography - Board of Trustees for the Ohlone Community College District
Teresa Cox was elected to the Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees in 2008. She became the first African American, Native American Indian, and Hispanic elected to this Board. Teresa earned a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Northwestern University in Illinois and a MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business Administration in Rochester, New York.
She made national headlines as the first African American woman with a degree in Nuclear Engineering in the nation. She has received numerous awards of distinction.
Teresa Cox has been appointed by the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk, to serve as a trade advisor working on small and minority business initiatives and serves as a member of the U.S. District Export Council to support trade promotion activities with the U.S. Department of Commerce and foreign government officials.
She is a Commissioner for the Fremont Economic Development Advisory Commission. She served as a member of the Fremont Delegation to China and visited Ohlone's sister College in Suzhou, China.
Teresa has worked at The White House where she coordinated events to strengthen community relations with constituent groups.
She has twenty years of experience in working with international trade and small businesses.
Teresa is a frequent lecturer at Stanford University. She has served on Stanford's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Neonatal Advisory Board.
Teresa is the proud mother of two children, a daughter and a son.