Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Board of Trustees

Joan Barram

Betsy Bechtel

Laura Casas

Pearl Cheng

Bruce Swenson

Evelynn Chun, Foothill College Student Trustee

Melissa Epps, De Anza Student Trustee


Linda M. Thor

Foothill College

About the District

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza Community College District serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.

For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 63,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.


The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.

For more information please visit the Foothill-De Anza Community College District website