SANTA CLARITA – Longtime community and business leader Fred Arnold announced today that he is seeking to further serve the Santa Clarita Valley by representing Area 3 on the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees.
“Santa Clarita is close to my heart and, having served on the College of the Canyons Foundation board, I’m proud that this school is changing the lives of so many in our community, in so many positive ways,” Arnold said in announcing his candidacy for the community college’s board. “Having spent nearly three decades as a business professional, I understand the value of a good investment, and education from COC is one of the most valuable investments a person can make.”
As a COC trustee, Arnold’s goals include promoting student access, both online and on campus, to educational classes and programs that will enable them to achieve their educational and professional goals. He’s also an outspoken advocate of transparency in the management of taxpayers’ money and expanded access to education for military veterans and re-entry students seeking career shifts.
“I’m energized about the future, and I’m looking forward to drawing upon my experience in the business world as well as my background working with community-based organizations to help COC continue building on its track record of excellence and student achievement,” Arnold said.
Arnold is a father of four children and has finished 17 Ironman competitions, which he says has helped him develop a strong sense of personal discipline and accountability. He has served as the president of the California Association of Mortgage Brokers as well as the treasurer for the National Association of Mortgage Professionals. Locally, Arnold has served on numerous charitable organizations, currently including The Child and Family Center board, COC Foundation board and the SCV Disaster Coalition board, and was previously the chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and president of the OLPH School Board.
“There are so many exciting opportunities for partnerships with local businesses, to help our students gain the experience and connections they need to succeed,” Arnold said. “I’m also excited about the opportunities for growth to serve the needs of the students on our Canyon Country campus, as COC continues to evolve as a multi-campus community college powerhouse.”
About Fred Arnold
Fred Arnold is a three-decade leader, speaker, coach and mortgage professional in the real estate and mortgage banking industry. He coaches Realtors and mortgage professionals on life and sales excellence and often speaks to business and consumer groups on the economy, the state of the housing market and how to get the best investment when buying real estate. For more information: www.FredArnold4coc.com