Photo of Board Member Mike EngMIKE ENG

Member of the Board

Mike Eng was elected in March 2013 to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District and is the current Chair of the Board’s Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Accreditation. He also Chairs the Board’s Legislative and Public Affairs Committee and serves on the Budget and Finance Committee. Based on his concerns for universal access to health care, he initiated the District’s campus-wide efforts to sign up students, faculty, staff and administrators under the federal Affordable Care Act last year.

Mike previously served six years as a California Assemblyman during which time he chaired three of the Legislature’s critical Assembly policy committees: Transportation, Banking & Finance, and Business & Professions & Consumer Protection and, was a member of the Assembly Education Committee for three terms. He also served on the Assembly Committees on Health; Housing & Community Development; Revenue & Taxation; and chaired the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes.

During his time in the legislature he authored: California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights to address the mortgage foreclosure crisis; California’s Human Right to Water Law; California’s comprehensive overhaul of the smog check process resulting in a removal of 70 tons of pollutants daily; Legislation to keep students safe from bullying as part of the State mandated school safety plan; Budget solutions to backfill the loss of funding for community colleges; Legislation to ensure long-term mass transit funding; and Groundwater Cleanup solutions in the San Gabriel Valley. He received numerous awards as “Legislator of the Year” by his many constituents.

Prior to his time in the legislature, Mike served as Mayor and Councilman for the City of Monterey Park. He served on the City Library Board of Trustees for ten years and was appointed by then-Governor Gray Davis to the State Acupuncture Board serving as Vice-Chair and head of the Enforcement committee.

Mike Eng has taught at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, UCLA, and University of the West. He earned his Law Degree at UCLA and founded the immigration law firm of Eng and Nishimura. He also earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of Hawaii.

Mike Eng lives in the San Gabriel Valley, and is married to U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu.

September 2014

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