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 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.
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 and domestic small businesses. Teresa currently works as a Senior Global Negotiator at one of the largest software companies in Silicon Valley.
A native to Dayton, Ohio, Teresa grew up in an education and community oriented family where both of her parents were teachers.
Teresa came to California in 1997 after Ohio, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. She and her family are long time residents of Fremont. Teresa has served in various leadership positions of community service organizations that promote family, healthcare, business, and education. She looks forward to working with the Ohlone community.