Bernie Rhinerson

Board Member

San Diego Community College District, CA

Bernie Rhinerson joined the SDCCD Board of Trustees in 2012. He has served as a Director-at-Large since 2015, and as a member of the Public Policy and Finance Committees. Bernie is also active in the California Community College League, serving as chair of its Advisory Committee on Legislation. Before being elected Trustee, Rhinerson served as Chief of Staff at the San Diego Unified School District where he managed all external relations and legislative affairs for the 111,000-student district. As part of senior management, he helped to guide the district through five years of education budget cuts in California. Rhinerson has served as an adjunct instructor at San Diego State University where he taught public policy and leadership. He will continue to bring insight about K-14 integration and legislative issues as a member of the ACCT Board.