Rodel Rodis

Rodel E. Rodis served as President of the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District during 2005. It was his third time at the helm, having previously served as President in 1998 and 2002. He also served as Vice President of the Board in 1994, 1997 and 2001. Since his initial appointment to the Board in 1991, Mr. Rodis has been elected to the Board by San Francisco voters in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004.

Mr. Rodis serves as State Chair of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) which represents the 6,500 community college trustees in 1,200 community colleges in North America and the United Kingdom. He is also the National President of the Association of Asian/Pacific Islander Community College Trustees. Prior to his appointment to the College Board, Mr. Rodis served as a two-term president of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). As SFPUC president, Mr. Rodis initiated the successful move to transfer 15 acres of SFPUC property in the South Balboa Reservoir to City College of San Francisco. Trustee Rodis, who was born and raised in the Philippines, is an attorney in private practice with a special emphasis on immigration law and civil litigation. He is also a writer, and since 1987, has had an avidly-read regular weekly column, “Telltale Signs,” in the nationally circulated Philippine News (www. In 1991, he wrote a weekly column in the third largest daily newspaper in the Philippines, The Daily Globe.

His first book, Telltale Signs of Filipinos in America, was published in 1991 by INA Press. Mr. Rodis is currently working on his second book, More Telltale Signs of Filipinos in America, scheduled to be published soon. Trustee Rodis taught Philippine History and Political Science in the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University for six years and was an instructor of Asian American History at Laney College in Oakland. Mr. Rodis is a founder and Northern California chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA). He is general counsel of the Filipino-American Political Association (FAPA) and past president of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New College of California and of the Filipino American National Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the San Francisco United Way. Mr. Rodis and his wife, Edna, have been married since 1979 and have three sons: Carlo, Daniel and Eric. Trustee Rodis encourages feedback, comments and suggestions at email

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