Term of Office 2014-2015
Jaime “JJ” Magallón was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2014-2015 academic year on June 11, 2014. He serves a one-year term, representing students’ interests and perspectives on policy issues that come before the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees. Student trustees have an advisory vote which helps the Board know how the students’ stand on issues.
Trustee JJ grew up in La Puente and graduated at the top of his class from La Puente High School in 2011. He is the first in his family to attend college. JJ is a music and Chicano studies major at Rio Hondo College and carries a 3.6 GPA. He serves as a student ambassador, president of the Association for Latino American Studies (ALAS) club and will hold membership in the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. After graduating from Rio Hondo College, he plans to transfer to Cal State University, Fullerton to receive his bachelor’s degree in music and teaching credential.
When JJ is not involved on campus or studying, he works as a music director for ICES Education, an afterschool program in the Montebello Unified School District, where he oversees several music programs. He also works as a marching coach at Bishop Amat Memorial High School and Whittier High School.
As student trustee, JJ is committed to ensuring that the students’ interests are heard while focusing on student success. He will help find better avenues of communication to reach the students so we can be informed and showcase the great things that happen on our campus.