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Board Member Bios

Ted Baca

Trustee Fernando (Fred) Baca

Fernando (Fred) Baca has served the Board of Trustees for the Barstow Community College District since 1995.

A small business owner of Barstow Office Supply with his wife, Sandy, President Baca has been a resident of the community for more than forty years. He attended Barstow Community College as did four of his six children.

Mr. Baca continues to play an active role in civic and community affairs as a member of the Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce and founding member and past president of New Hope Village. He’s a former member of the Mojave Valley Volunteer Hospice, the Optimist Club of Barstow and the YMCA of Barstow. He was bestowed the honor of Man of the Year in 1994 and Small Business of the Year in 2006 by the Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ted Baca

Trustee Dr. Ted Baca

Dr. Ted Baca has served on the Barstow Community College Board of Trustees since 2005 and has twice served as  Board President. A graduate of Barstow High School, he went on to earn a BA and MS in Biology from New Mexico Highlands University and a PhD in the Health Sciences and Biology from the University of Oregon.

His entire Community College career  was spent at Barstow College where he served in the capacity of Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Services, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor, Athletic Director, Division Chair and coach.  During his tenure at the college he was named both Teacher of the year and Administrator of the year and was recipient of the College President's Award.

At New Mexico Highlands University, Dr. Baca has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus for his outstanding career commitment to Education and to community service and has  been inducted into the University's  Athletic Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments. In his  professional career he has  been granted  fellowships for his scholarship by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health and the Ford Foundation.

Dr. Baca is a strong advocate of community service and has voluntarily served with a number of organizations.  He is  committed to empowering people through education and firmly believes it is one of societies highest callings.

Tim Heiden

Trustee Timothy T. Heiden

Timothy Heiden has served the Board of Trustees for the Barstow Community College District since 1997. Trustee Heiden has experience in the K-12 environment as a school teacher for Barstow Unified School District. He is a retired sergeant from the Barstow Police Department. Trustee Heiden holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of the State of New York and an associate’s degree in police science from the Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin.

Active in the community, Trustee Heiden and his wife, Lynna, founded and coordinated the “Christmas, Cops and Kids” program in 1995. He founded and implemented the local P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) program and the Robert A. Sessions Memorial Softball Tournament which benefits Barstow area children.

Paul Wilkey

Trustee Paul Wilkey

Paul Wilkey and his wife Dannie have been married since 1990 and have raised four wonderful children. Trustee Wilkey was born and raised in Barstow and has always had a mindset to make a difference in this community. He has over 16 years of experience as a union employee and has owned his own business since 2011. He is an active member of the community assisting on several committees, coaching youth sports for over 16 years, active church member for over 30 years, Chamber of Commerce member, and has served as a Director on the Barstow Heights Community Services District Board for 4 years.

Trustee Wilkey is committed to increase enrollment, expand athletics, and encourage all to “Dare Greatly.”