Guadalupe (Lupe) González was appointed to the board in August 2015, to represent District 2. In June 2016, she was elected by the South Bay community to continue representing the areas of National City, Chula Vista, Bonita, Imperial Beach, Nestor, and San Ysidro.
González is a faculty member of the San Diego Community College District, having worked at San Diego Mesa College for 20 years. Previously, she worked for Southwestern College for 14 years. She worked as a counseling practicum supervisor at San Diego State University (SDSU) and has taught at Mesa College and MiraCosta College.
She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from CSU San Marcos and a master’s degree from SDSU. González also attended Universidad de las Américas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
In addition to serving as president of the San Diego County Board of Education, González is the Region 17 delegate to the statewide California County Boards of Education organization and a delegate to the California School Boards Association. She is a member of the California Latino School Board Association, the California Association of Bilingual Educators, and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.