Trudy T. Arriaga
Dr. Trudy T. Arriaga serves as the Dean of Equity and Outreach in the Graduate School of Education at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. She is co-author of Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity and Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency. Dr. Arriaga served the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years as the first female superintendent. She began her career as a bilingual paraeducator and enjoyed 40 years of service in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director and superintendent. Trudy retired as superintendent in July 2015 and was honored by the naming of the VUSD District Office, The VUSD Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center. It has been her privilege to assist educational institutions and organizations throughout the United States through keynote speeches, workshops, leadership and equity institutes and professional development to align the actions of the organization with their stated values and principles in their effort to build a culturally proficient and inclusive organization for each and every one. Trudy and her husband Raymundo are enjoying this grand chapter of life with their grandchildren.