Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Promise announced today that Dr. Duane Coleman, retired superintendent of Oceanside Unified School District and Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr., city treasurer for the City of Oceanside, were unanimously approved as the newest members of the nonprofit’s board of directors. Dr. Coleman’s and Dr. Trickey’s first in-person meeting will be a full-day retreat in late August. The retreat will include traditional board business, the review and adoption of a multi-year strategic plan, and the creation of a multifaceted fundraising plan to support the growth and sustainability of the Oceanside Promise.
“The Oceanside Promise Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Dr. Duane Coleman and Dr. Rafe Trickey as our newest members,” commented Vu Nguyen, board president. “Each brings to the Oceanside Promise an impressive resume of professional experience and an unwavering commitment to the social, economic, and educational success of Oceanside’s children, youth, and families.”
Dr. Duane Coleman initiated and supported the Oceanside Promise while superintendent of Oceanside’s PreK-12 public school system from July 2014 through May 2018. A long-time educator, he recognized that the needs of the district’s students were more complex than educators could address alone. Dr. Coleman has more than 30 years in education serving as a teacher, coach, principal, district administrator and superintendent. In addition, he grew up in Oceanside’s Eastside neighborhood and graduated from Oceanside High School. Dr. Coleman retired from the Oceanside Unified School District at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr. brings more than a quarter century of leadership experience in higher education, philanthropy, nonprofit and public service to the Oceanside Promise. His extensive career in higher education has fueled his commitment to student success and interest in equitable access to postsecondary education. As a former college president, vice president, educator and consultant, his impressive skillset includes strategic planning, organizational development, human resources management, financial planning and management, fundraising, and program evaluation. Dr. Trickey currently serves as the City of Oceanside’s city treasurer and has been a resident of Oceanside for nearly 15 years.