Board member since 1989; board chair 1998–2002

Judy Timken has been an important contributor to CCA for over two decades. If her name sounds familiar that's because it graces the lecture hall in San Francisco, where hundreds of lectures and classes are held each year. As a board member since 1989, she has seen the college grow and change tremendously and has been involved in some of its most important developments, including the purchase and renovation of the San Francisco campus.

Under her leadership as board chair, the college established the CCA Wattis Institute and the Center for Art and Public Life, conducted a presidential search, and launched new graduate programs in Design, Visual Criticism, and Writing.

Timken currently is serving as a member of San Francisco City College Auxiliary, is an emeritus trustee of UC Press Foundation, and is a former docent at the Oakland Museum of California. A graduate of Colby College, Timken has made many contributions to her alma mater, including serving as an overseer for many years.