OCDE associate superintendent named a 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Woman of Distinction for OC

The 2017 recipients of the O.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Woman of Distinction award

Five local leaders including OCDE Associate Superintendent Nina Boyd were recognized on Jan. 14 as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Women of Distinction for Orange County. Pictured, from left, are Santa Ana College President Linda D. Rose; Santa Ana Unified School District Chief Communications Officer Deidra Powell; Santa Ana Unified Superintendent Dr. Stefanie P. Phillips; OCDE Associate Superintendent Boyd with her grandson, Malcolm; and Tustin City Council Member Letitia Clark.

Nina Boyd

Nina Boyd

OCDE’s Nina Boyd, who serves as associate superintendent of Community and Student Support Services, has been honored by the O.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall of Fame as a Woman of Distinction for 2017.

Boyd was recognized for her service to OCDE and the community on Jan. 14 at the MLK Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception at Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana.

“I have had the wonderful opportunity of working beside some of the most talented individuals anywhere, who have helped me achieve the success I am being recognized for with this award,” she told the OCDE Newsroom. “I am humbled by the recognition and honored to be included as a Woman of Distinction for my contributions in both our office and the community.”

More than two dozen individuals were inducted into O.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall of Fame on Jan. 14, with five of them named Women of Distinction. The others were Tustin City Council Member Letitia Clark, Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Stefanie P. Phillips, Santa Ana Unified School District Chief Communications Officer Deidra Powell and Santa Ana College President Linda D. Rose.