LEON WORDEN | SCVNEWS.COM
College of the Canyons’ officials named their governing board for next year at their final meeting of the year Tuesday, as well as setting the schedule for the 2014 calendar year.
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The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees, which oversees COC, voted 5-0 to name Michele Jenkins board president.
Jenkins was first elected as a board member in 1984, serving on the board for nearly three decades.
The board mentioned her 29 years of service as a board member at the college, as well as her experience in taking part in accreditation evaluations.
Jenkins also manages a three-physician family practice, according to College of the Canyons’ website.
The Hart High grad also served as board president in 1988 when the college hired COC Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, and will be serving her eighth term as board president. Jenkins has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1964.
“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve as president of the Board of Trustees,” Jenkins said. “It is a privilege to serve on the board, and provide leadership to the college as it continually expands its service to the community.
College of the Canyons will undergo a voluntary review of its accreditation status in 2014, a process that occurs every six years to ensure the institution is offering the highest quality education possible.
I look forward to a great year ahead,” added Jenkins, “as we increase access to students, improve student success and enhance services to our local business community.”
Bruce Fortine was selected as vice president and Steve Zimmer was chosen as clerk. College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook was named secretary/parliamentarian.
The complete 2014 officer slate is as follows:
* Michele R. Jenkins – President
* Bruce D. Fortine – Vice President
* Steve D. Zimmer – Clerk
* Joan W. MacGregor – Member
* Michael D. Berger — Member
* Ryan P. Joslin – Student Trustee
* Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook —Board Secretary/Parliamentarian
Previously, Michael Berger had served as president of the board for the last two years. Joan MacGregor had served as vice president in 2013.
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will reconvene for its first meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014. The open session period of the meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m.
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Source: Santa Clarita News