Three vie for Pasadena City College seat

Three candidates are running for the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees in the district that includes La Cañada Flintridge, West Pasadena and West Altadena.

Dianne Philibosian, Alexander Keledjian and Ross Selvidge filed their nomination papers for a seat that is currently occupied by Geoffrey Baum, a Pasadena resident who is not seeking reelection. The election is Nov. 5. 

Philibosian, who lives in Pasadena, is the director of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing at Cal State Northridge. She has been a professor and administrator at the university for 40 years. 

Philibosian filed her papers last week and is the last candidate to join the race. She said two of her nieces attended Pasadena City College and had “fabulous experiences.” Now, she said, she wants to give back to the school.

One of her goals, if elected, would be to increase community outreach within the district and initiate joint board meetings with the La Cañada Unified School District, she said.

“I would love to reach out to the La Cañada area,” she said.

Philibosian is active in the Pasadena community and serves on the board of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. She has served on the boards of the Pasadena Playhouse, Arroyo Seco Foundation and Caltech Children’s Center.

Keledjian, a student at Pasadena City College, announced his campaign in March. Keledjian previously served as the student representative on the La Cañada Unified School District board and president of the La Cañada High School Republican Club. He lives in La Cañada.

Selvidge, a real estate economist who served on the Rose Bowl Operating Co. board, announced in May that he was running. He is a Pasadena resident. 


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