Trustee Jan Giovannini-Hill Biography - Board of Trustees for the Ohlone Community College District
Jan Giovannini-Hill has been a resident and active community member of the Tri-Cities area for several decades. She has been involved in many local venues including the Fremont 4th of July parades, scouting, church, local youth soccer, and Little League programs with her children who are now grown.
Jan worked in several departments at what is now known as CSU East Bay. She began her tenure there in 1970 and decided to retire at the end of December 2012 after over 42 years of service. She also taught for six years at Heald College in Hayward in the 1990's, and she has been a volunteer in the Fremont Police Department “VIPS Program” since 2007.
She and her husband Harold have four children, all of whom attended and/or graduated from Ohlone College. Jan holds a B.A. in Administrative Communication and an MPA in Organizational Change, both from CSU East Bay.
Education, especially higher education, has been a lifelong career and passion for Trustee Giovannini-Hill. She spent over four decades working in higher education and academic environments, beginning as a student employee in the Library at the College of San Mateo in 1967; as a professor at Heald College, and as a long term/full time staff member at Cal State East Bay. Knowing first-hand what it is like to be a working college student—the first in her family – a student employee at a local community college, a full time employee for decades at CSU East Bay, an alumna, professor at a two-year business college, and parent of four Ohlone College students, Jan is especially excited to be a part of the Ohlone Community College District Board of Trustees at this point in her career.