Kiyoko Penso was hired in August 1979 and retired in August 1992, after 13 years of loyal service. Upon her retirement, she was granted Emeritus status.
Kyoko consistently demonstrated her loyalty and commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and programs at Ohlone College. Throughout her career at the college, Kyoko was personally committed to maintaining accuracy in her work and delivering high quality solutions for the district.
Kyoko was instrumental in successfully transitioning the college from one enterprise information management system to another on two separate occasions. She effectively resolved complex data and accuracy issue in support of mandated state reporting, upon which college revenue has based.