Dr. Jose F. Moreno served two terms on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education from 2006-2014. Despite over $30 million in state budget cuts during his tenure, student achievement increased, innovative educational programs in science, music, art, and languages were developed, parental and community involvement programs were initiated, while school bond construction projects were completed on time and on budget.
Dr. Moreno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach where he focuses on Latino Education and Policy Studies. He is a nationally recognized scholar and teacher in his field and sits on various academic advisory councils including the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. He received his B.A. from UC Irvine in Social Ecology with an emphasis on Criminology and Human Behavior. He earned his Master's degree and Doctorate from Harvard University in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy where he Co-Chaired the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review.
Dr. Moreno is currently the President of Los Amigos of Orange County, a community-based group that has met for over 38 years to serve individuals and communities in need. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) which provides housing and education support to help extremely low-income families transition toward self-sufficiency. In addition, Dr. Moreno sits on the Board of Directors for Orange County Communities for Responsible Development (OCCORD) and the Anaheim Police Department Chief's Advisory Board.
Dr. Moreno grew up in Oxnard, California. The youngest son of an immigrant family, his mother worked in a factory as a seamstress while his father worked maintenance in a cannery to provide for Jose and his three older siblings.
A father of four beautiful girls enrolled in Anaheim public schools, Dr. Moreno and his wife, Lorena, a school principal, have lived in Anaheim for over 13 years and are among the founding parents of the first Dual Language Immersion Program in Anaheim. Dr.Moreno is a proud Girl Scout Dad who enjoys watching his daughters play in their local youth soccer league in Anaheim and in school activities and events.