An Educator for City College Board


AN EDUCATOR FOR CITY COLLEGE BOARD

"Community college changed my life. As a child who immigrated to the U.S. without speaking much English and going on to earn a PhD, I know the power of education. I am an educator and former senior university administrator. I know what it takes to lead a college and create educational opportunity for all. I’m asking for your support and your vote for the Board of Trustees in November 2018 because I believe that I can make a significant difference and help build a stronger City College for our entire community."

Victor Olivieri, PhD

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IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY EMBRACE INNOVATION
Establish a Two-Year Promise so students can graduate on time or make their next career move. Lower barriers to education and help make San Francisco a livable city for our students, faculty, and staff. Foster partnerships that connect our students to the jobs of tomorrow with bold, environmentally-friendly, local initiatives.
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IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS
Establish a Two-Year Promise so students can graduate on time or make their next career move.
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SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Lower barriers to education and help make San Francisco a livable city for our students, faculty, and staff.
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EMBRACE INNOVATION
Foster partnerships that connect our students to the jobs of tomorrow with bold, environmentally-friendly, local initiatives.
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Testimonials

Victor has taught hundreds of students as an educator and improved the lives of thousands of students, faculty, and staff as a senior university administrator. Here are the voices of a few of them – come back soon for more.
"Victor has shown his commitment to education, opportunities and students, but most importantly, he has shown that he can, and has, 'served those who could do nothing for him.' I believe that this is one of the most important qualities that a leader can possess." "Victor is the kind of person that genuinely cares about others. I really want to see more people like him in government. I’m so excited that he’s running because I can’t wait to see all the things he can do."
Marielena D.
Former Student
Alexa L.
Former Student
Victor has taught hundreds of students as an educator and improved the lives of thousands of students, faculty, and staff as a senior university administrator. Here are the voices of a few of them – come back soon for more.
Marielena D.
Former Student
"Victor has shown his commitment to education, opportunities and students, but most importantly, he has shown that he can, and has, 'served those who could do nothing for him.' I believe that this is one of the most important qualities that a leader can possess."
Alexa L.
Former Student
"Victor is the kind of person that genuinely cares about others. I really want to see more people like him in government. I’m so excited that he’s running because I can’t wait to see all the things he can do."

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    Perseverance

    Friends,

    It has taken me a long time to write this… I gave everything I had to that election.

    I want to begin by thanking everyone that helped the campaign along the way. People from all over the city supported me with their time, their volunteering, and their fundraising. Together, we inspired thousands of people. We reminded them of just how important City College is for San Francisco and, more importantly, we reminded them that our students deserve better. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.

    In the end, 101,368 people voted for me. They voted to change the status quo. We fell short.

    I have received hundreds of texts, emails, and calls from friends in the last month. People stop me in the street and they tell me “I voted for you!” Words cannot adequately convey these feelings. I have been overwhelmed at times, because I love San Francisco and what we started here, and because I’m sorry I couldn’t get us there.

    It’s time to put aside the results of the campaign and focus on what is truly important – making a difference. I have always been driven by the desire to do the most good, whether I was serving our country, teaching in the classroom, or running for office. This is the essence of public service.

    Looking ahead to the new year, Assemblymember David Chiu asked me to join his slate of 14 candidates for the California Democratic Party Assembly Delegate election on January 12th. For those of you who live in Assembly District 17, please join me here.

    As I pick myself up from this campaign, I want to assure you that I will continue to champion the policy goals we set forth at the beginning of our campaign for City College, continue my work on the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission, and remain involved in the city through various Democratic clubs and civic organizations.

    I wouldn’t be where I am today without setbacks along the way, I’m used hearing “no, this isn’t for you.” I’ve always persevered, and this is no different.

    We ran a solid and principled campaign. Stay tuned for much, much more in the coming years.

    Thank you for your love and support,

    Victor


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Local leaders we trust have endorsed Victor Olivieri, PhD:

  • GAVIN NEWSOM Lieutenant Governor of California*
  • NANCY PELOSI Congresswoman (CA-12), House Democratic Leader*
  • BETTY YEE California State Controller*
  • TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction*
  • FIONA MA, CPA Vice Chair, Board of Equalization*
  • SCOTT WIENER Senator, 11th District, California State Senate*
  • DAVID CHIU Assemblymember, 17th District, California State Assembly*
  • LONDON BREED Mayor of San Francisco*
  • MARK FARRELL Former Mayor of San Francisco*
  • CARMEN CHU San Francisco Assessor-Recorder*
  • JEFF ADACHI San Francisco Public Defender*
  • VICKI HENNESSY Sheriff of San Francisco*
  • DAVID CAMPOS Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • MALIA COHEN President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 10*
  • CATHERINE STEFANI District 2 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • VALLIE BROWN District 5 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • HILLARY RONEN District 9 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • ALEX RANDOLPH City College Trustee*
  • SHANELL WILLIAMS City College Trustee*
  • TOM TEMPRANO City College Trustee*
  • SHAMANN WALTON Member and Former President, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • MATT HANEY Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • RACHEL NORTON Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • KEITH BARAKA Firefighter, Second Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • LESLIE KATZ Former San Francisco Supervisor and Former City College Trustee*
  • ANDREA SHORTER Former City College Trustee* and Comissioner, Commission on the Status of Women*
  • LAWRENCE WONG Former City College Trustee and Former Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • AMY BACHARACH Former City College Trustee*
  • STEVE NGO Former City College Trustee*
  • TIM WOLFRED Former City College Trustee*
  • HALA HIJAZI Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • KEN CLEAVELAND President, SF Fire Commission*
  • NIMA RAHIMI Commissioner, Immigrant Rights Commission*
  • ZAK FRANET Commissioner, Youth Commission*
  • LEIF DAUTCH President, San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission* and Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General*
  • DWANE KENNEDY President, Veterans Affairs Commission*
  • PAUL COX Chair, American Legion War Memorial Commission*
  • And many more....
*All titles for identification purposes only.