About College of the Desert Established in 1958, College of the Desert (COD), located in Palm Desert, is an accredited community college serving eastern Riverside County, California.The College leads the region in providing quality higher education, technical training and lifelong learning opportunities in response to the dynamic needs of our diverse community.The College serves more than 15,000 students each year and is the number one source of transfer students to California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. For more information, visit www.collegeofthedesert.edu. C o l l e g e o f t h e D e s e r t B y T h e N u m b e r s 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7 2016 – 2017 College of the Desert Board ofTrustees AuroraWilson, Chair Becky Broughton, ViceChair Bonnie Stefan, Ed.D.,Clerk Fred E. Jandt, Ph.D., Member Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton, Member Isiah Estrada, StudentTrustee