Rocha was born on August 29, 1953 in Bronx, New York. He went to Villanova University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English there. He earned his master’s degree in California State University and his doctorate’s degree in University of Southern California. He immediately taught English subjects after entering at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas Valenzuela. He became a dean at Humboldt State University and a provost at Seton Hall University. He also became the President of Santiago Canyon College and Los Angeles-Orange Campus. Moreover, last 2012; he became the Superintendent-President of Pasadena City College (PCC) The Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) Board of Trustees gave him this position.
What About Pasadena City College?
Pasadena City College (PCC) is a community college which is over 75 years old at the present time. The first name of PCC is Pasadena Junior College which was founded in the year 1924. It got its name PCC because it merged with John Muir College which is a junior college also. PCC is administered by a board of trustees which is composed of nine members. Seven of them are elected and each of them represents their region in the Pasadena Area Community College District; one of them is elected by the whole student council; and the last one is the presiding Superintendent who is no less than Mark Rocha in the present time. Rocha replaced Lisa Sugimoto as the superintendent president of PCC.
The PCC attracts many students from inside and outside the Pasadena Area Community College District. As of now, approximately 25,000 students are enrolled in this school. The number of female students is over 13,000 and the male students are over 12,000. The population of the students who are enrolled to this school who live outside the border of Pasadena District is larger than the population of students who are enrolled to this school who live inside the border of Pasadena.