Name: David A. Grant
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Residence: Newport Beach
Occupation: retired college president
Education: associate's degree from Orange Coast College; bachelor's dgree from UCLA; master's degree from Cal State Long Beach; graduate study at Stanford University, USC, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Experience as an educator: college faculty member (U.S. history); varsity rowing/crew coach; dean of students, college president
Previously elected or appointed positions: elected president of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum Board of Trustees; president of the Orange Coast College Foundation Board; president of the Newport Aquatic Center Board; U.S. olympic rowing coach
Community organizations you belong to: Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Friends of the Irvine Coast, Sierra Club
Why should constituents vote for you?
I have been a community college educator for 35 years, involved in instruction and college operations at every level. I understand the needs of students, the importance of living within a budget, the need for the colleges to retain their vitality and responsiveness to community/citizen needs, and recognize that classroom support with full time faculty is critical to the successful functioning of an institution of higher learning.