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Dr. Irene G. Pinkard, Mayor ...
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard, Mayor Pro Tem
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard was elected to the Oxnard City Council in 2008 and is currently serving her first term in office Dr. Pinkard was named Mayor Pro Tem in January 2011.
represents the City on several Boards, Commissions, and Committees, including:
educational background includes a B. S. in Business and M.S. in Counseling from Cal-State University, Long Beach and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Nova University.
A familiar presence in the Oxnard community, Dr. Pinkard previously served as the President of the Oxnard Union High School District Board of Trustees and as a member of the Oxnard Planning Commission.
She was also an Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources for the Ventura County Community College District before retiring in 2003.
Prior to moving to Ventura County, Dr. Pinkard worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for six years and the Los Angeles Community College District for approximately 26 years.
While working in the Los Angeles Community College District, she served as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Career Center Director, counselor, instructor, Assistant Dean, and Dean.
Dr. Pinkard has been a keynote speaker for many local organizations and has received many honors, including: Ventura College Outstanding Administrator in 1998 and 1999, Woman of the Year for the 35th Assembly District and the Oxnard Chamber and "Community Hero Award from the Ventura County Diversity Board in 1998.
Dr. Pinkard is President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Kappa Omega Chapter, member of the 20th Century Onyx Club, BAPAC and NAACP.
She attends Bethel A.M.E. Church where she is an usher and works with the youth.
is married to Bedford Pinkard and has two sons, Derek and Kevin.
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Dr. Irene Pinkard recently retired as Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources in the Ventura County Community College District.
was also in the Los Angeles Unified School District
for six years and the Los Angeles Community College District for approximately 20 years before moving to Ventura County.
During her tenure in the Los Angeles Community College District, she served as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Dean, Assistant Dean, Career Center Director, coordinator, counselor, and instructor before taking a position at Oxnard College in 1992.
r. Pinkard graduated from California State University, Long Beach
, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and a Master's in Counseling.
She received her Doctorate degree from Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in Educational Psychology.
has been in Ventura County for 21 years and is very active in her
gained a seat on the Oxnard Union High School District
Board of Trustees in 1998 and was re-elected to a second term in 2002.
co-founded the Ventura County Chapter of BAPAC
(Black American Political Association of California) with her
husband, Bedford, and has served as Chairperson of the chapter.
She also served on the City Impact Board of Directors, a non-profit organization that provides programs and counseling for at risk youth and families and is a member of the 20th Century Onyx Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and NAACP.
She has served as president of the 20th Century Onyx Club, Zonta International of Long Beach, Personnel and Guidance Association - Black Caucus and Ventura County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Board; and the Ventura County Drug and Abuse Advisory Board.
Dr. Pinkard is a member of the California Black School Board Members Association and is a Board of Director of the National Caucus of Black School Board Members serving as the Pacific Region Vice President.
has been a keynote speaker for numerous local organizations and throughout the Western United States.
is one of four founders of the Black Women's Leadership Conference
(BWLC) that presents annual conferences for women on how to enhance their leadership skills for workplace advancement.
was voted the Ventura College Outstanding Administrator in 1998 and 1999, received a "Community Hero Award" by the the Ventura County Diversity Committee
, and was named "Woman of the Year" by Assemblyman Tony Strickland.
Dr. Pinkard is an active member of Bethel A.M.E. Church where she is an usher, Sunday school teacher, a part of the new members training staff and Chairperson of the Richard Allen Young Adult Council.
husband, former Councilman Bedford Pinkard, have conducted Black College Tours for the past 20 years for young people throughout Ventura County.
The trips are conducted during spring break, and any interested youngsters from seventh grade to college are encouraged to travel with them for a week to historically black colleges and universities.
opines that this affords young people an opportunity to consider options as to colleges they could attend other than California and/or traditional colleges.
"Many young people are not afforded the opportunities available to them at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)" says Dr. Pinkard
says that students who attend historically black colleges are nurtured and the institution takes them from where they are to a level of proficiency that ensures their success.
Dr. Pinkard is also a real estate associate for Fiesta Properties in Oxnard, as well as a talk show co-host for "What's Going On" cable television show.
When asked how she
can keep up the pace, she
comments, "How can I not?
I feel more energized and satisfied when I am busy and realize how I have helped to change or make someone's life better by doing the things I do.
I have been so blessed and just want to be able to give something back."
is married to the former Oxnard Councilman, Bedford Pinkard, and has two sons, Derek and Kevin.
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Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Irene Pinkard
Oxnard City Council
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At this time Mayor Thomas E. Holden, Dr. Irene G. Pinkard, and Bryan MacDonald will be sworn into office, in addition to City Treasurer, Danielle Navas, and City Clerk, Daniel Martinez.
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard comes to the City Council as a member of the Oxnard Planning Commission and the President of the Oxnard Union High School District Board of Trustees.
She has an M.S. in Counseling and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Nova University.
Outgoing Council Members will then have the opportunity to make remarks, followed by a short address by Dr. Irene G. Pinkard
and Bryan MacDonald.
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