Latest updates from the campaign:
PIVOT endorses Jeanette Quick
"PIVOT is proud to endorse Jeanette Quick for San Francisco Community College Board. The Community College Board of Trustees oversees the Chancellor and budget of City College, which is one of the largest community colleges in the country. Unfortunately, due to years of mismanagement, rapid turnover of Chancellors, and a lack of strategic planning and accountability of the administrators and Board, the College is in danger of losing its accreditation and running out of money to operate. This College currently serves approximately 60K students, including a number of Vietnamese and other Asian American students. Because of its issues, the College has recently cut hundreds of classes, which has led to dropping enrollment and a death spiral.
Jeanette is the daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant and is a first-time candidate for office. Jeanette is a consumer protection attorney with 15 years experience as both a leader in government and the private sector. She was a senior advisor to two United States Senators as well as lead counsel for financial services at two tech companies, and conducted investigations into predatory student loan and higher ed practices across the country. She is running to clean up City College's finances and re-focus the College on increasing diversity in students and faculty, as well as strengthening public-private partnerships to improve the workforce pipeline and enrollment. Jeanette is passionate about City College as she has been taking classes part-time for the past 3 years, and recently earned a Creative Writing certificate. She believes her first-hand experience as a student, paired with her expertise in financial services, will give her a unique and fresh progressive perspective to implementing lasting change at City College."
See PIVOT endorsement.
Friday, October 16, 2020 2:22 AM
A Look at the Candidates
"Jeanette Quick is a first time candidate who believes “that we need a fresh and independent voice to stabilize the College’s funding, ensure that it stays accredited, and expands to serve quality education to a diverse student body and faculty.”
Quick stands out from her fellow candidates because she is the only one who is currently a student at City College. For the past three years, she experienced firsthand how class and service cuts impacted her fellow classmates. She is also the only candidate who has 15 years of experience in financial management.
She also worked for many years on student loan reform in Congress as the Senate Banking Committee’s lead advisor on consumer protection. She understands how difficult finding financial support can be, especially since she herself had almost $200,000 in student loan debt.
Stabilizing the financing will then allow me to focus on what I really want for City College: to be able to expand the Resource Centers for Latinx, Black, API, and LGBTA+ students; expand Free City to include books, supplies, transportation, and housing vouchers,” Quick added.
Since Quick has current experience on what it is like to be a student at City College, she understands the misrepresentation students face when it comes to the Board of Trustees."
Read more in The Guardsman
Friday, October 16, 2020 2:21 AM
Run for Something Endorses Jeanette Quick
The national progressive organization that recruits and supports candidates endorsed Jeanette and included this summary as to why they endorsed Jeanette:
"Jeanette Quick is running for San Francisco Community College Board because she is passionate about ensuring that every person in San Francisco can access affordable and quality higher education. The Board oversees the Chancellor and budget of City College, which is one of the largest community colleges in the country. Unfortunately, due to years of mismanagement, rapid turnover of Chancellors, and a lack of strategic planning and accountability, the College is in danger of near-term failure. Because of its issues, the College has cut hundreds of classes, and was recently placed on a “high monitoring” list to lose its accreditation. Jeanette Quick is a consumer protection attorney with 15 years of experience as both a leader in the government and the private sector. She was a senior advisor to two United States Senators and lead counsel for financial services at several tech companies, and conducted investigations into predatory student loan and higher education practices across the country.
As a first-generation immigrant, Jeanette cares deeply about ensuring that education is accessible to all, especially BIPOCs. Her goals include cleaning up City College’s finances, increasing diversity in students and faculty, boosting enrollment and public funding, restoring accountability and transparency, and strengthening public-private partnerships to improve the workforce pipeline. Jeanette has also been taking classes at City College part-time for the past three years. Jeanette’s first-hand experience as a student, paired with her expertise in financial services, gives her a unique and independent perspective to implementing lasting change and repairing the College.
Read more here.
Friday, October 16, 2020 2:18 AM
The Potrero View Endorses Jeanette Quick
"Attorney Jeanette Quick seems to understand the depths of CCSF’s problems and has an approach to fixing them. “The greatest challenge facing City College is the fact that it is in financial freefall with rising budget deficits and no clear plan as to how it will get back on track,” Quick wrote in response to questions from the View. “It is possible that I will vote to close campuses if it’s determined that there are no resources to make them viable; I do not think this is an ideal outcome, but the reality is that the College has very little funds and its ability to operate as a going concern is in question. In such a state, making cuts is preferable to shutting down the college completely.”
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:50 PM
San Francisco Chronicle Endorses Jeanette Quick
"The challenges facing City College call for both continuity of board members who have shown the mettle to make tough decisions and newcomers with the financial acumen to identify and address problems....In a candidate forum with our editorial board, two challengers stood out for their fiscal savvy: Marie Hurabiell, vice chair of the Presidio Trust Board and member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents; and Jeanette Quick, an attorney and CCSF student whose background includes being a staffer for two U.S. senators and having the most private sector experience among the 10 candidates."
Read more here.