In addition to Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell’s selection, another Long Beach woman was chosen as the 2016 Woman of the Year—this time for the 63rd Assembly District.
Long Beach resident Dr. Sabrina Sanders was selected by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) as his choice for Woman of the Year, he announced in a release issued today. Sanders, long known for her achievements in academic administration and involvement in the community, was named by the Post in 2013 as one of Long Beach’s 40 under 40 contributing to the betterment of Long Beach.
“Women like Dr. Sanders are the backbone of our communities,” Rendon said at a ceremony at the State Capitol. “Her community involvement, commitment to mentorship, and devotion to education speak to her unwavering desire to make Long Beach and our state a better place. I’m exceptionally proud to recognize Dr. Sanders as our Woman of the Year.”
According to the release, Sanders works at the California State University Chancellor’s office, supporting 23 campuses across the entire CSU system. She is also active in the community, serving as president of the Hamilton Neighborhood Association, commissioner on the Long Beach Community Investment Company and as a member of the North Long Beach Whole Village Initiative.
Sanders takes time to mentor a number of young professionals and graduates who plan on careers in higher education, contributions to the community for which she was honored by the Post.
Sanders has a bachelors and masters degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Marcos and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Management from Alliant International University.
Rendon is currently serving his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes parts of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount and South Gate.