Director, CEPAL & Interim Director, MTLC
Scott Himelstein is the founding Director of the Center for Education Policy and Law and the Interim Director of the Mobile Technology Learning Center at the University of San Diego. Appointed in 2008 by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Community College Board of Governors, he currently serves as the Board President. Himelstein is the former Deputy Secretary of Education and later Acting Secretary of Education for the state of California. In that capacity he served as chief policy advisor to the governor on K-12 and higher education. Prior to this appointment, he served as chairman and CEO of the National Even Start Association, president of the William D. Lynch Foundation for Children, and chairman and CEO of San Diego Reads. Himelstein is a former board member of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.