Board Members

Hugh Awtrey

Hugh Awtrey
Board Member

Mr. Hugh Awtrey is a lifelong resident of Clovis and a graduate of Clovis High School. The son of a long-time teacher, parent of four children (three of whom have graduated from Clovis High School and one who still attends school in the District), and spouse of an elementary educator, Mr. Awtrey believes in the life-changing impact of education, and cares deeply for Clovis Unified. He is a local businessman with Dibuduo & Defendis Insurance, who was drawn to serve on the Governing Board by a desire to support education’s role in a healthy community.  Prior to serving on the school board, Mr. Awtrey served for 13 years as a volunteer Director on the Board of the Foundation for Clovis Schools.  He has also served on steering committees for past facility bond measures along with the Citizens Oversight Committee for the 2012 Bond, the Clovis Unified Athletic Hall of Fame Steering Committee, the Clovis High Football Boosters, and the Clovis High Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner Committee.  In addition, he serves as a Deacon in his church and Youth Director with the Rotary Club of Clovis.

Christopher Casado

Christopher Casado
Board President 
Phone: 559.908-9953
Email: [email protected]

Elected to the Board in 2008, Mr. Christopher Casado is the Director of Marketing for a local produce sales corporation with deep roots in the Clovis community. He has been heavily involved in Clovis Unified schools for years; first as a student, then as a parent of four students and the spouse of a CUSD teacher. In addition to his work in the produce industry and on the CUSD Board, Chris is a certified medic and basic life support instructor for local Emergency Medical Services. A 45-year resident of Clovis Unified, Chris has seen his four children grow up in the district and graduate from either Clovis High (his own alma mater), or Clovis East High. His vested interest in the maintenance of Clovis Unified’s high quality education system lead to his decision to run for the Governing Board, where he hopes to continue to put students first. Term expires 2020.

Steven G. Fogg

Steven G. Fogg
Board Member
Phone: 559.269-7000
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Steven Fogg was raised in Fresno and is the oldest son in a family of seven children. He has Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Utah. After specializing in Ophthalmology at St. Louis University, he returned to the Valley to work with his father. Dr. Fogg and his wife, Stephanie, raised their five children in the Clovis Unified school system. He and his wife are devoted supporters of CUSD athletics and academics. Dr. Fogg believes in the importance of building the mind, body and spirit of each student and is a strong defender of Clovis Unified’s values, character and tradition of excellence that attracts families to move into our school district.  Dr. Fogg has served on local hospital and medical boards. He enjoys teaching and is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF-Fresno. He loves challenges and hard work. His childhood wish was to be a farmer and has raised a variety of animals. Dr. Fogg joined CUSD Governing Board in 2016. Term expires 2020.

Susan K. Hatmaker

Susan K. Hatmaker
Board Clerk
Phone: 559.288-2743
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Susan Hatmaker grew up in the Clovis Unified School District and is a graduate from Clovis High School. Susan attended California State University, Fresno and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accountancy. She then earned her juris doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Susan is the principal in the law firm Hatmaker Law Group and primarily practices employment law, representing employers. Susan and her husband, Doug Hatmaker, raised two sons who attended Clovis Unified schools. Susan and Doug’s eldest son is a graduate from Buchanan High School, and their youngest son finishing up high school, also at Buchanan High School. Susan is very passionate about all students receiving a quality education that meets each student’s needs. Susan wants to help maintain Clovis Unified’s excellence in all that it does. Susan was elected to the Governing Board in 2018. Term expires 2022.
 

Ginny L. Hovsepian

Ginny L. Hovsepian
Board Member
Phone: 559.916-1286
Email: [email protected]

CUSD enjoys community support that extends generation to generation. Ginny L. Hovsepian, a fourth generation school board member, represents this tradition on the Governing Board. Graduating from Clovis High School, Mrs. Hovsepian obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in research psychology at California State University, Fresno. She has also completed graduate level work at CSUF and University of Nevada. A lifelong resident of Clovis Unified, Mrs. Hovsepian chose to pursue a position on the school board after being active in the District’s parent clubs for a number of years. She has served on the Board since 1991. Term expires 2020.
 
 

Elizabeth “Betsy” Sandoval

Elizabeth “Betsy” Sandoval Board Member
Phone: 559.299-9781
Fax: 559.299-9723
Email: [email protected]m

A long-time Clovis resident and Clovis High School graduate, Betsy Sandoval maintains a career in the insurance industry as an insurance agent in addition to her School Board duties. Raising three children in Clovis schools, she has seen all three return to work for the District. Three of her grandchildren have graduated from Clovis Unified, while her other three grandchildren still attend CUSD schools. First elected to the School Board in 1981 and serving until 1993, Mrs. Sandoval returned to the Board in 1996. She is also a member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Auxiliary, Clovis Community Hospital Guild, and the Clovis Rodeo Association. Like many of our school board members, her interest in Clovis Unified began when her children attended elementary school and expanded from Parent Club involvement to her election to the Governing Board. Term expires 2022.

Tiffany Stoker Madsen

Tiffany Stoker Madsen
Board Vice-President
Phone: 559.392-1014
Email: [email protected]
 
As a K-12 Clovis Unified graduate, Tiffany Stoker Madsen believes her experiences as a student in Clovis Unified shaped her, built character and prepared her to succeed in college, graduate school, and life. After graduating as Valedictorian from Clovis West High School, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University and Cum Laude from U.C. Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Now, as a mother of five children in the District (ranging from kindergarten to 11th grade), she is dedicated to putting students first and preserving and perpetuating the tradition of excellence, character and values of Clovis Unified. Tiffany has deep roots to the Clovis community – she was honored to represent the community as Miss Clovis and Miss California 1995. She practiced Labor and Employment Law before staying home to raise her five children. She currently runs her own music studio where she teaches Let’s Play Music to young children. In addition to serving on the Board, she also volunteers in her children’s classrooms and serves on her school’s Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) and School Site Council (SSC). Tiffany joined the CUSD Governing Board in 2018. Term expires 2022. 
 

Trustee Areas

Area 1 – Susan K. Hatmaker
Area 2 – Ginny L. Hovsepian
Area 3 – Tiffany Stoker Madsen
Area 4 – Hugh Awtrey
Area 5 – Steven G. Fogg
Area 6 – Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Sandoval
Area 7 – Christopher Casado

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