April 8, 2024

The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites you to join us in honoring Eva Kinsman, CMCCD Trustee from 1999-2022, on Saturday, May 4, 2024 in the Alumni Courtyard of Copper Mountain College.

Kinsman has been a champion of education for 50 years, having served as a teacher and principal for both elementary and secondary levels.  She also taught for the University of Redlands as adjunct faculty for seven years.

Eva Kinsman served on the Board of Trustees for Copper Mountain Community College from 1999 – 2022, shepherding CMC into independence as its own California Community College.  She has worked with the Community College League’s California’s Advisory Committee on Education Services and has served on the California Community College Trustees Board.  Her leadership in the Morongo Basin and beyond has been exemplary and continues to inspire our faculty, staff and students.

CMCCD Trustee Eva Kinsman

The evening’s meal will be prepared and served by Chef Instructor Dereck LaGuardia and the students of Copper Mountain College’s Culinary Arts Program.  Retiring professor and Rhodes Scholar Cathy Itnyre will be the keynote speaker for the evening.  Itnyre is a well-known and much-loved Professor of History and Philosophy at Copper Mountain College and will share her unique perspective on CMC, its history and more importantly its future.   Joshua Tree Excursions will be providing telescopes and astronomers after the evening’s program (during dessert and dancing) for our guests’ enjoyment!

Live music by Yucca Valley High School’s Garage Band will entertain during cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and a live and silent auction are also part of the fundraising evening.  Proceeds will be used to maximize educational opportunities for Copper Mountain College students in the Morongo Basin.   Tickets are $75 and available through the CMC Foundation at 760-366-3791 ext 4200 or online at