Mr. Gary Chow is an elected member of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Colleges, representing Area 2. Mr. Chow serves as chair of Walnut Valley Unified School District’s bond oversight committee. He also sits on Mt. SAC’s Community Facilities Plan Advisory Committee and acts as the financial advisor for the Mt. SAC Foundation. He also served as a City of Walnut Stadium Task Force member in 2008. Chow is the current treasurer and a board member for the SGV Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which supports Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, U.S. military members and local educational institutions in the San Gabriel Valley. He is the treasurer for the Golden Eagle District of the Boy Scouts of America and also the Chartered Organization Representative for BSA Troop 737. In 2015, he received the District Award of Merit for the Golden Eagle District of the Boy Scouts of America and in 2017 received the Silver Beaver Award from the Greater Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Chow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA in 1974 and attended California State University at Los Angeles, where for two years he studied Accounting.
Nancy T. Miyakawa Hogg, Ed.D
My career spanned 38 years in public education beginning as a teacher at Pasadena High School. Before retiring, I worked in Pasadena, Arcadia and Walnut Valley where I held positions as a middle school teacher, site coordinator for Title I and English Language Learners, District technology site support specialist , middle school Assistant Principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal, Administrative Director of Human Resources, and Administrative Director and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. I was also an Adjunct Professor in the University of La Verne's Organizational Leadership Doctoral program.
I am currently a Walnut resident and continue to volunteer in organizations that promote education and learning. I believe that education is the most empowering force in the world. It is the key that can open the door to a better life for all children and encourages them to be understanding, tolerant, and accepting citizens of the global community.
Dr. Michael Lin is a retired superintendent for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. For 30 years, he served as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Los Angels and Riverside Counties, including the Walnut Valley Unified School District. Michael currently works as an executive coach/consultant in the areas of Executive Leadership and Human Resources for local school districts. As parents, Michael and his wife Zoe volunteer their time supporting the Walnut Valley schools and UCLA.
Niraj C. Shah
Niraj C. Shah served as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the WVUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) and currently serving as a member. In the past, Niraj served at various capabilities (i.e., Nomination Committee, JAB Team Admin) for Jain Center of Southern California and the Asian American Professional Association (AAPA) Alumni Network Vice-President. Niraj has been serving as Senior Advisor to an electrical utility for the last 15 years and focusing on Data Science and Analytics. However, Niraj grew up on the east coast and worked for IBM, Prudential Financials, and other fortunes 500 companies. Niraj earned his MBA (Management of Technology) and MS (Information System) from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and BS (Computer Science/Math) from Saint Peter's University. Also, Niraj holds Project Management Professional (PMP) Certifications and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certifications. Niraj resides with his wife Arpita (Educator) and a daughter Antra in Walnut.
I have lived in Walnut for the past 26 years. My three children attended Walnut schools and graduated from Walnut High School. We moved to Walnut because of the excellent reputation that Walnut Valley has for providing students with the highest quality of learning. I have been active in the schools' Community Clubs and the District Coordinating Council. I was also a member of the Walnut Valley USD Personnel Commission. I have been on numerous District committees including the Diversity Committee and the Social Emotional Learning Committee. I have always believed in the importance of collaboration between school and community because it involves bringing people together to work towards a common goal: enhancing learning opportunities that allow children to reach their full potential.