Río Hondo College welcomed Assemblymember Lisa Calderon onto campus, acknowledging her ongoing efforts to boost funding for education and her work to improve surrounding communities.
Calderon, who represents the 57th State Assembly District, has been a key figure for allocating additional state funds to schools and community colleges, which Río Hondo College plans to use for capital construction projects. During her visit, Calderon delivered a check for $6.6 million.
Assemblymember Calderon, who was invited to the College by Board of Trustees President Rosaelva Lomeli, met with a variety of representatives from the College, including Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss, the Board of Trustees, the Associated Students of Río Hondo College and other administrators.
Calderon was also given a tour of the College’s Kinesiology, Dance, and Athletics building and the Tesla START Training Program and met with men’s basketball Coach and Athletic Director Steve Johnson.
“Since you became elected as our assemblymember, you and your staff have been accessible and responsive to all of our inquiries,” Dreyfuss said during Calderon’s visit. “I want to extend a special thanks for the State Allocation in the 2021-22 State Budget that you secured for Río Hondo College – these funds will go a long way in ensuring our students continue receiving the best education possible.”