Nancy Greenstein has been elected chair and Susan Aminoff vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District board of trustees for 2006.

They were elected by their fellow college trustees. Their one-year terms began Monday, December 5th.

This is the first time Greenstein has served as chair and Aminoff as vice chair.

Greenstein was elected to the board of trustees in November 2002 and served as vice chair for 2005. Since 1997, she has been director of police community services at the UCLA Police Department and received national recognition for her community policing programs and strategies.

She has also worked as a public safety administrator in West Hollywood.

She is the City of Santa Monica representative to the Los Angeles West Vector District.

Previously, she served as chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation and the Santa Monica Charter Review Commission, and as a board member of the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Greenstein is co-chair emeritus of the Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, and a current board member and past president of the Southern California ACLU, and she is active in a number of other community organizations.

With varied expertise, she is routinely called upon to consult with local governmental agencies, law enforcement, and community groups regarding public safety, community partnerships, community relationships, and problem solving, said Bruce Smith, a college spokesman.

She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Boston University, a master’s degree in social work from UCLA, and a doctorate in education from UCLA.

Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for 22 years, was elected to the board of trustees in November 2004.

As a sociology professor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, she has been active in several community college organizations and projects.

Since 1999, she has been the chair of the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles Faculty Guild.

She also serves on the Health Care Committee of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges and the California Federation of Teachers Retirement Committee.

Aminoff developed and administered the Encore Emeritus College for Lifelong Learning at Pierce College.

She has also served on the advisory board of the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica.

Her children are graduates of Santa Monica public schools.

She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from State University of New York at Stony Brook, two master’s degrees in gerontology and sociology from USC, and a doctorate degree in sociology from USC.

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