Kim Perigo was appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2019. Perigo has been a professor of communication studies at San Diego Mesa College since 2006 and a lecturer at San Diego State University from 2002 to 2005. She is a member of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Perigo earned a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in community college leadership and a Master of Arts degree in communication from San Diego State University.