Mt. SAC Board of Trustees


Jay Chen

Jay F. Chen, Member
Area 5

Jay Chen was elected to represent Mt. SAC Trustee Area 5, which covers Hacienda Heights and La Puente, in 2015 after serving on the Board of Education for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District for eight years.  He was reelected in 2020 and serve as Mt. SAC Board President in 2021.

He was twice elected President of the Board of Education for Hacienda La Puente by his peers, and has served two terms on the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program, including as the President of the Board.  He has also served on the Metro Regional Connector Leadership Council, Los Angeles Library Commission, and CAL-SOAP committee.

A graduate of San Gabriel Valley public schools and Harvard University, Jay previously worked as a management consultant and currently owns his own real estate business.  He is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, and completed a deployment in the Middle East as an intelligence officer for the campaign to defeat ISIS in 2020.  A Marshall Memorial Fellow,  he speaks Mandarin and Spanish.  

Jay lives in the District with his wife Karen and two young children.

(re-elected 2020)