Manager of the Year

Judy Neal, Coast Community College District’s risk services coordinator, has been honored as the 2005 District-site Manager of the Year.  Judy was presented the award at the Coast District Managers Association (CDMA) annual picnic.

Judy began her career in community colleges in 1966 at Cypress College and started working for the CCCD in 1972 in the OCC library. "This is quite an honor," said Judy.  "I am proud to be among the 2005 managers of the year – I have worked closely with all of them at one time or another in my career and I know I am part of a very special group this year."

Judy oversees the risk management function of the District as well as the Environmental Health and Safety department. "Her role is vital to the District's well-being," said Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services C.M. Brahmbhatt.  "Judy and her team are incredibly knowlegable and consistently provide excellent service to the students and staff of the District.  She is very deserving of this recognition."

Judy was an accounting student at Fullerton College and studied management at Orange Coast College. Neal plans to retire this summer and looks forward to relaxing in her new home in Irvine.

At the picnic the managers of the year were also announced for the District's three colleges.  Coastline Community College selected Lois Wilkerson to receive the award.  For Golden West College the award went to Dave Larson and at Orange Coast College, Kevin Ballinger was given the honor.