Jeanie received her Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, an MS in Counseling from CSU, Long Beach and her BS in Psychology from Point Loma College in San Diego. She has been extensively involved in various professional organizations within the California Community Colleges and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA). In 2009, she received the ACCCA Volunteer of the Year award.
Born and raised in Japan, but educated in English, Jeanie has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. She has a great interest in culture and international education. Jeanie is married to Spence Bauer and has three step-children who graduated from the El Segundo School District and two of her own children who are both graduates of San Diego State University. Jeanie's experience with her five children and the thousands who come through the community colleges has strengthened her resolve to help all students receive the educational support they need to be successful in both their college and career pursuits.