(Santa Ana, CA) – The Santa Ana College Foundation (SACF) has appointed Juan Gonzalez and Jamie Pirritano to its board of directors. The foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, raises funds to support Santa Ana College (SAC) and its students through the leadership of a 21-member volunteer board.
As a graduate of SAC and current public affairs manager for Southern California Gas Company, Gonzalez serves as the liaison between Southern California Gas Company and state and federal legislative officials. His territory spans from Lake Forest to San Clemente, including the City of Santa Ana and unincorporated areas of Orange County.
Pirritano, a graduate of SAC’s Fire Academy, formerly served on the SAC Foundation Board from 2013-2016. During his tenure, he successfully created the Fire Academy Fund to raise money for students in need of financial assistance. In addition to currently serving as a full-time firefighter for the Corona Fire Department, Pirritano runs a successful real estate business in Orange County that serves all of Southern California.
“Both Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Pirritano bring talent, energy, and passion to the SACF Board leadership team,” stated Rossina Gallegos, SACF Board President. “I know that these outstanding individuals will be of great value as we continue to strategically grow the Foundation to best serve the needs of our students, faculty and administration.”
“As both SAC alumni and local professionals, I believe these two strategic additions to our SAC Foundation Board uniquely represent both our campus and our local community, and will serve our students well,” stated Dr. Linda Rose, President, SAC.
To learn more about the SAC Foundation, please visit www.sac.edu/foundation.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 27,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
Mr. Juan Gonzalez
Mr. Jamie Pirritano