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Dr. Mark Drummond

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Dr. Mark DrummondDr. Marshall (Mark) Drummond was appointed Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District on June 15, 1999, after having served as President of Eastern Washington University for nearly 10 years. At Eastern Washington University, Dr. Drummond successfully led the institution's fundraising efforts which included increasing the university's endowment twentyfold, increasing the level of grants and contracts tenfold, raising private and public funds to restore a historical performing arts center and securing funds to build a new 160,000 square foot library. He also spearheaded the effort to restructure the colleges to better utilize extensive and other college /university partnerships.

Before assuming the Presidency at Eastern Washington University, Dr. Drummond served as Executive Vice President, Vice President of Administrative Services and Finances, and Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

In the private sector, Dr. Drummond utilized his technological expertise as a founding member and General Manager of Technology Specialists, Inc. and General Manager for west coast operations at Systems and Computer Technology Corporation, both based in Pennsylvania. He also served as President of Management Services Associates in Hayward, California.

Community service has always been an important and integral part of Dr. Drummond's life and professional career. He served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies which advises the United States Department of Energy. He also chaired the Hanford Future Uses Commission and Hanford Tank Waste Commission.

In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, the Spokane Symphony and Goodwill Industries. He has been a member of the Sierra Club, and numerous other organizations involved in environmental issues and promoting the arts.

He has held numerous consulting positions to institutions of higher education and has generated dozens of scholarly articles on issues pertaining to education and the use of technology as a means of enhancing learning.

Dr. Drummond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Economics from San Jose State University, a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of San Francisco.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Drummond spends his free time riding his mules, camping, working as a volunteer on environmental restoration projects, and training retrievers. He has two children. His wife Marcy is a business owner and psychologist.

Meetings Attended:

Commission Meeting -- December 3-4, 2001