Dr. Erlinda Martinez Honored Among Top 25 Latino Educators by National Latino Leaders Magazine

Santa Ana, CA, September 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Santa Ana College President, Dr. Erlinda Martinez, was selected as one of the “Top 25 Latinos in Education” according to Latino Leaders magazine, a national magazine that targets Latino readership. The list, which appears in the magazine’s most recent issue (September/October), includes leaders throughout the country who hold influential positions in institutions of higher education. The “Top 25” list is the inaugural list of its kind and
Dr. Martinez is the only Orange County college president selected.

“It is such a distinguished and exclusive honor for one of our institutional leaders to be recognized on such a platform as the Latino Leaders magazine,” said Dr. Edward Hernandez, Jr., Rancho Santiago Community College District chancellor. “We are very proud of Dr. Martinez’ recognition and for her extensive contributions to Santa Ana College.”

About Santa Ana College
Part of Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College serves nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students each semester and offers 136 certificate and associate degree programs. The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD, which serve the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.

Santa Ana College
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