Leadership with Vision
Tammy Silver is a member of the Pasadena Community College Board of Trustees. She represents Area 4, serving the communities of Pasadena, San Gabriel, and Temple City.
In addition to being a member of the Board, Tammy is currently on PCC's Budget and Audit Committee, Accreditation/Board Policy Committee, is Chair of the KPCC Oversight Committee, and is Board Liaison to the PCC Foundation. Previously, she served on PCC's Facilities Committee, PCC's Naming Committee and as PCC's representative to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association. Representing PCC statewide, Tammy is active in the Community College League of California, and was elected by her peer trustees as a Board member of the California Community College Trustees Association. Also on the state level, Tammy is active in the DEIA Integration Steering Committee, on the Trustee Town Hall Planning Committee, and co-chairs the Trustee DEIA Toolkit Advisory Committee. In addition, Tammy was appointed to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Student Metrics and Advisory Committee. She is also an active in the California Community Colleges Women's Caucus and was awarded the Excellence in Trusteeship certificate by the Community College League of California. Nationally, Tammy was appointed to the Member Communications and Education Committee for the Association of Community College Trustees.
By combining her passion for education with a strong business sense, Tammy wants to help PCC students achieve excellence and ensure that PCC is the best run, most outstanding community college in all of California.
A successful small business owner and longtime Pasadena resident, Tammy has been married to Michael Silver for over 30 years. Their elder son is an educational policy researcher and their younger son, is a recent college graduate. Tammy currently serves as the President of the Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association and sits on the South Lake Parking Place Commission. She also serves as a director of the Pasadena Rotary Club and as a member of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee and the Tournament of Roses.
An avid community volunteer, Tammy is active with College Access Plan, is a member of ACT Pasadena, the National Women’s Political Caucus and a supporter of Friends in Deed. In addition, she is a member of a Welcome Circle for an Afghan refugee family and hosted an exchange student from the Republic of Georgia for the Spring 2023 semester.
1. Support Student Success
2. Promote Transparent Decision-making
3. Offer the Right Courses
4. Control Student Costs
5. Achieve Excellence
6. Promote Listening
"I believe that education is the foundation for personal change, for economic and social mobility, and for advancement of the individual and the community. Nothing is more important than education. Educated citizens are our best resource. The creativity and innovation of an educated person is boundless and propels the individual and our community to greater fulfillment, happiness and prosperity."
– Tammy Silver