Margaret Fortune, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed by Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State University Board of Trustees.
In March 2008, she was named chief executive officer of Project Pipeline, a Sacramento-based non-profit with a 20-year track record of credentialing public school teachers. Prior to that, Fortune was a senior advisor in the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2006 to 2008. From 2005 to 2006, she served as an education advisor and director of public affairs for the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Prior to that, Fortune was superintendent of St. Hope Public Schools, a Sacramento-based K-12 charter school district serving 1,800 students, where she started Sacramento Charter High School. Her experience also includes two years as assistant secretary in the Office of the Secretary for Education, chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and service on the California Children and Families Commission. Fortune earned a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Fortune is a Democrat.