Miguel Santiago was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District on March 26, 2008 and was sworn in on April 9, 2008. He was elected to the Board the following year during the 2009 primary election.
As an educator, Santiago taught middle school at Guardian Angel Catholic School in Pacoima. He also served in several capacities at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. As Parish Director, his accomplishments were establishing educational outreach programs for low income and immigrant communities, developing projects that increased political awareness and involvement and coordinating youth projects and charity programs. He also helped develop the church's English as a Second Language Programming, citizenship drives and voter education programs.
Santiago graduated magna cum laude with a degree in history from UCLA.
He's a founding member and two-term past president of the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council. With his assistance, Canoga Park became a nationally recognized "All-American City."