CCP Administrator Linda Wah Wins Statewide Organization’s ‘Legacy Award’ – Pasadena Now

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Photo by Linda Wah courtesy of Pasadena City College

The women who serve California’s community colleges today honored CCP administrator Linda Wah with a Legacy Award from the California Community Colleges Women’s Caucus.

Wah has served as the administrator for CCP Zone 5 — which includes the cities of South Pasadena, San Marino and Temple City — since 2010.

Presenting him with the award, Kern Community College District Administrator Nan Gomez Heitzberg said with Administrator Wah, “You will draw wisdom from the depth of his life experience.

“Linda inspires us all to know more, do more, create more and have a bigger impact,” she said.

Administrator Heitzberg shared applause from a range of community college system leaders. Vice-Chancellor Daisy Gonzalez, who served as Acting Chancellor last year, said “Administrator Wah’s passion for uplifting female students and marginalized communities is part of her lived experience at the very heart of his vision of a world that must become a reality”.

Trustee Wah co-founded the Women’s Caucus of the California Community Colleges in 2020 as a place of unity and support for women in California’s public two-year colleges. In accepting her award, she highlighted how the nearly 400-member organization is becoming a powerful force within the community college system. “The true legacy [of our work] will be the sustainability of this movement,” she said. “The strength of this caucus is to serve as an advocate for women going forward.”

In addition to his service to the CCP, Trustee Wah sits on the board of the Association of Community College Trustees, which advocates for community colleges nationally. She was elected president of the California Community College Trustees in 2019.

At PCC, his tutelage saw the establishment of dual enrollment agreements with local PCC K-12 school districts. She also advocated for the PCC Promise, which offers free tuition to qualified students.

The Women’s Caucus advocates for advanced opportunity and equity for women throughout the community college system. PCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas serves as co-chair of the organization.

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