2016 Tribute to Women
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
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Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook – 2016 Honoree
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is proud to honor Dr. Van Hook for an unprecedented second time. As the youngest individual ever to become a California Community College CEO, she was honored in 1995 for her achievements. Two decades later, she is now the longest serving Community College CEO in California. She joins icons of Santa Clarita’s pioneering women leaders including Joanne Darcy, who fought to shine a light on domestic violence, Ruth Newhall, who made a place for women in journalism, and Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming, who provided leadership to 60,000 women and girls around the world. These are women who have made a true difference in opportunities for women in our community and beyond.
Today, Van Hook’s visionary contributions to collegiate education have gone far beyond typical academic achievement. They have given birth to a wide range of innovative career opportunities for our local girls and women who seek not only to improve their own lives but the lives of their children and the future of our world. Zonta’s mission is “Empowering women through service and advocacy.” With a lighthearted look at the Chancellor’s tenure, Zontians will highlight and celebrate her outstanding contributions to the International organization’s driving force of service for women in need.
This event will be fun, funny, entertaining, and there are many unique and interesting items in the live auction.