Board President

Photo of Trustee Norma Miyamoto

Norma Miyamoto



  • M.A. in Communications; emphasis in Mass Media
  • B.A. in Communications; emphasis in Print Journalism
  • Both degrees earned at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Multiple Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) leadership institutes

Elected Office

  • Trustee, Palomar College Governing Board, 2018

Professional Career

Norma is a community college advocate and leader.  With nearly 30 years of community college experience, she served in various positions—a part- and full-time faculty member, a classified employee, a temporary employee, a mid-level academic director and as an Instructional Dean.  Twenty-one of those years were proudly served at Palomar College.  She also worked in several capacities as a marketing/public relations practitioner in North San Diego County.

Professional Organizations/Associations

  • Community College League of California (CCLA)
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
  • Art Enthusiast Member, Fallbrook Art Center
  • Patron, Palomar Performing Arts Circle
  • Member, Palomar College Retirees’ Association (PACRA)

Personal Information

Norma grew up in a Midwest family that valued education, a strong work ethic, and frugality.  Those values still define her.  She is married to Dr. Jack Miyamoto, also a retired college administrator; together they share a love and commitment to the community college mission.  They enjoy the activities of their blended family of five adult children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a nephew and his family.  They reside in Fallbrook with “their” child, Beau, a standard poodle who rules the roost!