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Geoffrey L. Baum

Geoffrey L. Baum Geoffrey L. Baum was appointed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges on November 8, 2010 as the alternate representative to the Commission and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Governors.

He works at the University of Southern California, where he serves as managing director of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and previously as assistant dean of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He previously worked for C-SPAN as executive producer and as assistant vice president of Claremont McKenna College. He has been a high school English teacher and a journalist for ABC News, public radio’s Marketplace and Army, Navy and Air Force Times.


  • M.A., Journalism, University of Southern California.
  • B.A., Economics, Claremont McKenna College.


  • Member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
  • Member and former president of the governing board of the Pasadena Area Community College District.
  • Member, Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College and on the advisory board of Foothill Family Service.