Porterville College

2015 Distinguished Alumni HOF recipient is Dr. Robert Aguilar

Dr. Robert Aguilar

The Porterville College Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Aguilar for being chosen as the 2015 PC Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame recipient. He will be honored along with his fellow inductees at the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on March 7 at the River Island Country Club.

Retired Superintendent of Delano School District Dr. Robert Aguilar was a product of Delano schools and would later return as a faculty and administrator stating he wanted to give back to the community that gave so much to him. Dr. Aguilar attended Porterville College from 1956 to 1958. While at PC he was heavily involved in student activities including student government, the Football Club, the Circle K Club, Inter-council Club Council, and the California Student Teachers Association. He also played baseball for the Pirates under Coach Jacobs who listed Aguilar as one of the “most effective hitters.”

After graduating from PC he transferred to California State University Fresno where he earned his B.A. in Education (1962) and then California State University San Jose where he earned his M.A. in Administration and Instruction (1972). He received his Doctorate (Ed.D) in Administration and Curriculum in 1976 from University of the Pacific.

Dr. Aguilar co-founded Association of Mexican American Educators in 1965 and the California Association of Latino School Administrators in 1977. He served as the President of the California Hispanic Superintendents Association and as a Board Member of the Visalia Unified School District from 1978-1986. In 1986, The Executive Education 100 recognized him as one of the 100 Outstanding School Executives in North America. Additionally, Dr. Aguilar was recognized as the Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 14, Superintendent of the Year and by the Los Angeles County League of United Latin American Citizen (LULAC) Council. He was also named a Notable California State University Graduate in Education.

Dr. Aguilar now serves as CEO and President of International Group, Inc., a firm that provides services to districts across California with issues related to increasing the academic success of students.

Porterville College will hold its annual Porterville College Foundation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on March 7 at the River Island Country Club in Porterville. The 2015 Distinguished Alumni is Dr. Robert Aguilar. The 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame recipient is Kasey Nichols. Congratulations to all inductees and their families. The event’s featured speaker will be California State University Bakersfield President, Dr. Horace Mitchell.

The Alumni Hall of Fame award recognizes former Porterville College students who have made outstanding contributions to both their professions and their communities; these alumni embody the highest standards of excellence. Induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame is the highest honor given to alumni by the Porterville College Foundation.

Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, $275 for a table of six, and $350 for a table of eight. Seating is limited and will sell out fast. Get your tickets today by calling the Foundation Office at 791- 2319, from any PC Foundation Board member, or by calling 784-5300.

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