This November, three seats on the Imperial Valley College's Board of Trustees are open to be filled by the voters. The three persons will be elected to represent the El Centro, Holtville and San Pasqual school districts. The filing period will begin in mid-July.
Claudine Duff, representing the Central Union High School District, has served the college well for many years. Many faculty and staff are saddened by her retirement. We hope that some other fair-minded and informed El Centro resident will be willing to step forward and seek her open seat on the Board of Trustees.
To serve as a trustee of the college, you need be at least 18 years of age, a legal resident of one of the high school districts mentioned above and hold no personal or financial relationships that would create a conflict of interest for you.
Ideally, I think you will agree, a college trustee should be educated and well-informed, fair-minded and should possess a willingness to hear all sides of the issue before reaching a balanced, final decision. Perhaps more now than ever before, IVC needs trustees willing and able to serve as transformational leaders, helping the college make the changes so desperately needed.