JESÚS M. HOLGUÍN, a supporter of public education in many ways, has served on the Moreno Valley Unified School District governing Board since November 2002.
From 2014-2015 he served as President of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and was the first Latino president of the Association in 20 years. As President, he also served as the chair of the Superintendents Advisory Council, chair of the then newly established Adequacy Committee, chair of the President’s Council and chair of the Policy Platform Committee. He represented CSBA at the California Education Coalition and was a member of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s Blueprint 2.0 Action Planning Team. Mr. Holguín also served as a member of the National School Boards Association Nominating Committee. One of his top priorities as CSBA President was to promote and enforce the inclusion of Visual and Performing Arts education as part of the core curriculum in all California public schools.
Mr. Holguín held the post of treasurer of the California Latino School Boards Association for twelve years; president of the Riverside County School Boards Association; president of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for three years; and board member of ACCESS to the Future. For the last twenty-four years he has been involved in school and school district level parent groups including PTA, Site Council, Year-Round Education, GATE, High School Curriculum, Safety Task Force committees and Booster Clubs. He provided translation services for Spanish-speaking audiences at School Board meetings for four years. He was also a member of the MVUSD Budget Advisory Committee.
Jesus served as a member of National PTA Board of Directors for two years, and currently serves as a member of the California PTA Board of Managers since 2016; Member of Create CA Board of Directors since 2016; and Member of Pacific Crest Board of Directors since 2016.
Employed by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools since 1985, Mr. Holguín has extensive experience in school finance. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from California State University, San Bernardino. He took the CSBA Master’s in Governance program during his first two years as School Board member.