Board of Trustees for the Ohlone Community College District

The Ohlone Community College District serves the cities of Fremont, Newark, and a portion of Union City, and includes all facilities and functions for Ohlone College. The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are selected by voters in local elections. The Board appoints the District President/Superintendent and establishes policies to assure the quality, integrity, and effectiveness of the programs and services and the financial stability of the District.

Board Meeting Information

The Ohlone College Board of Trustees holds business meetings once a month on the second Wednesday, unless otherwise noted in the meeting schedule. Workshops and additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Minutes from meetings are published after they have been approved (which is usually at the following meeting). Contact the Board Support/Coordinator if you have questions. Meeting information for Board Workshops will be added to the schedule as needed.

Live Online Video of Board Meetings

The live video is not captioned.

Archived Videos

Streaming video archives of Board of Trustees meetings are available on demand. The videos are not captioned and a transcript is not available. Archived videos for Fall 2015 and after are available at the Ohlone College Board Meetings Ustream channel. These video links are usually activated within 24-48 hours after the scheduled Board meeting. Archived videos prior to Fall 2015 are available as Windows Media Video (WMV) files (requirements).

If you have problems with the video feed, please contact Arnie Loleng at (510) 979-7968.

Board Meeting Schedule

2016 Meeting Schedule
Date Open Session Start Time Location Agenda (PDF), Documents, Minutes (PDF) Archived Videos
(links activated within 24-48 hours after meeting)
Wednesday, January 13 - Meeting 7:00pm Newark Center campus, Room NC2100 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Cancelled Wednesday, January 27 - Workshop        
Wednesday, February 10 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, February 24 - Workshop 7:00pm SSC, Room 7108 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, March 9 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, March 16 - Special Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7104 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, April 13 - Meeting 4:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Added Wednesday, April 27 - Special Meeting 6:00pm SSC, Room 7102/7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes  
Cancelled Wednesday, April 27 - Workshop        
Wednesday, May 11 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Added Wednesday, May 25 - Special Meeting

6:00pm Closed Session

SSC, Room 7101/7102 Agenda, Minutes  
Cancelled Wednesday, May 25 - Workshop        
Wednesday, June 8 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, July 13 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, July 27 - Workshop 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Added Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Workshop 10:00am Fremont Marriott, Sonoma Room,

46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

Agenda, Minutes  
Wednesday, August 10 - Meeting 7:00pm Newark Center campus, Room NC2100 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, September 14 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Cancelled Wednesday, September 28 - Workshop        
Wednesday, October 12 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, October 26 - Workshop 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda -
Wednesday, November 9 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, December 14 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101   Video

See the Board of Trustees Meetings Archive for agendas and minutes for prior years.

Board Meeting Locations

Ohlone College, Fremont Campus

The Ohlone College Fremont campus is located at 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont, California, just south of the Washington Boulevard intersection and the Mission San Jose. Highway 880 exits to Mission Boulevard at Warm Springs, a few miles south of the College. Highway 680 exits to Mission Boulevard a few blocks north of the College and a few miles south as well. Directions.

Board meetings may be held at other locations. These locations will be noted in the meeting schedule when the information is made available.

SSC, Room 7101, Fremont Campus

The Board Room is located in Room 7101 on the first floor of the Student Services Center (SSC) (also known as Building 7) on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont. Fremont Campus Map.

Parking Notice for Fremont Campus

Parking is recommended at the south parking structure for those guests attending the Board of Trustees meetings at the Fremont Campus. Access to the south parking structure is available from the Pine Street entrance from Mission Boulevard. Parking is available on every level of the south parking structure. (Fremont Campus Map). See also Parking Permits for Board Meetings.

Newark Center, Room NC1100, Newark Campus

Board meetings held at the Ohlone College Newark Center are in Room NC1100, first floor, Wing 1 (exceptions will be noted in the meeting schedule). The Ohlone Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located at 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560. Directions. Newark Center Campus Map.

Parking Permits for Board Meetings at Fremont or Newark Campuses

Those attending a Board of Trustees meeting are not required to have a parking permit in the general parking areas.  However, other specific parking stall restrictions (e.g., ADA/disabled parking, emergency vehicle, electric vehicle, etc.) will continue to be enforced and violators are subject to citation. This parking waiver will begin 60 minutes before and end 60 minutes after the scheduled meetings.

Televised Board Meetings

Board meetings are also available for viewing on ONTV Cable Channel 28 at:

  • 7:00pm on Thursday (one day after the actual meeting), and
  • 10:00am on Friday (second day after actual the meeting).

ONTV Cable Channel 28 is available to cable customers in the cities of Fremont, Newark, and portions of Union City.


Board of Trustees members in the group photo used in this website's header image (left to right): Rich Watters, Jan Giovannini-Hill, Garrett Yee, Greg Bonaccorsi, Teresa Cox, Vivien Larsen, and Ishah Shah. [Photo taken May 2014.]

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Rich Watters. Jan Giovannini-Hill. Garrett Yee. Greg Bonaccorsi. Teresa Cox. Vivien Larsen. Ishan Shah.