News Release

Santiago Canyon College Foundation Names New Board of Director Member

(Orange, CA) - The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Foundation recently appointed Mary McMullin to its board of directors. The foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to support the college and its students through the leadership of an nine-member board of directors.

McMullin, a longtime Villa Park resident, has been an educator for over 40 years. For the past 18 years, she served SCC in several roles including: dean of instruction and student services in the Continuing Education Division; dean of arts, humanities and social sciences; faculty and chair of the Reading Department; and most recently, project director of the $3.23M Title V, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Federal Grant.

Prior to coming to SCC, McMullin was an assistant principal with the Long Beach Unified School District, ESL faculty at several community colleges and a high school German and English teacher. Additionally, she served as the director of the California Department of Education’s ESL Teacher Institute, a statewide training program for teachers of speakers of second languages. In this capacity, McMullin oversaw and developed professional development workshops for ESL teachers and the development of materials in effective second language teaching techniques and strategies. In addition, she authored Cooperative Learning, Teacher Training Through Videos: ESL Techniques, published by Longman Publishing Group.

McMullin served as California’s representative on the National Academic Council Advisory Board of Crossroads Café, a PBS television educational series, and the first distance-learning program for second-language learners. She co-authored the two textbooks, published by Heinle and Heinle, which accompanied the series. Crossroads Café received special recognition from the United States Secretary of Education.

During her career, she was honored with two major awards: the Soroptimist International of Long Beach, Women of Distinction Award in Education and the California Superintendent of Public Instruction Award-Exemplary Person Award for English as A Second Language curriculum design.

McMullin holds an M.A. in linguistics and a TESOL Certificate from California State University, Long Beach; a B.A. in German and a B.A. in history from Humboldt State University.

The Santiago Canyon College Foundation is committed to the goal of ensuring that every qualified student has access to affordable high-quality education. To do this, the foundation relies on volunteers and financial donors from the local community who share this vision. For more information about the Santiago Canyon College Foundation, call 714-628-4790 or visit

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and seniors - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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