Board of Trustees for the Ohlone Community College District

Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

In advance of the upcoming Ohlone College Board of Trustees election in November, the Faculty Senate is hosting a candidate forum on:

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Room 7101, Building 7, first floor, Fremont campus

There are three candidates running for two available seats:

  • Ms. Jan Giovannini-Hill – current Ohlone College Board member
  • Mr. Garrett Yee – current Ohlone College Board member
  • Mr. Joseph Lonsdale – retired business executive

All three candidates will be on the ballot and voters will be asked to vote for two candidates. The candidates with the top two vote totals will win the election and be seated as Board Trustees.

Board of Trustees Meeting

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

Requirements to view the live video: You must use Windows Media Player (free) (Windows or Mac version) - additional information. The live video is not captioned.

Archived Videos

Streaming video archives of Board of Trustees meetings are available on demand as Windows Media Video (WMV) files (requirements). These video links are usually activated within 24-48 hours after the scheduled Board meeting. The videos are not captioned and a transcript is not available.

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

Board Meeting Schedule

2014 Meeting Schedule
Date Open Session Start Time Location Agenda (PDF), Documents, Minutes (PDF) Archived Videos (WMV)
(links activated within 24-48 hours after meeting)
Wednesday, January 15 - Meeting 7:00pm Newark Center, Room NC2100 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, January 29 - Special Meeting 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, January 29 - Workshop 6:30pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Presentation (PDF), Minutes -
Wednesday, February 12 - Workshop 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Board Priorities (PDF), Minutes -
Wednesday, February 12 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Changed to March 4 Wednesday, February 26 - Workshop
Tuesday, March 4 - Workshop 6:30pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Minutes -
Cancelled Wednesday, March 12 - Workshop
Wednesday, March 12 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, April 9 - Meeting 4:00pm - 5:00pm and continues after 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, April 9 - Joint Meeting with Fremont Unified School District 5:00pm - 6:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, April 16 - Special Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, April 30 - Workshop 6:30pm SSC, Room 7108 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, May 14 - Special Meeting 6:00pm - 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes -
Wednesday, May 14 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, June 11 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, July 9 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Saturday, July 12 - Workshop 8:30am Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont CA 94538 Agenda, Minutes
Wednesday, August 13 - Meeting 7:00pm Newark Center, Room NC2100 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, September 10 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index, Minutes Video
Wednesday, October 8 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Agenda, Documents Index Video
Wednesday, November 12 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Video
Wednesday, December 10 - Meeting 7:00pm SSC, Room 7101 Video

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

Board Meeting Locations

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 Room 7101 in the Student Services Center (SSC), on the first floor of Building 7, which is located between Buildings 6 and 8 on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont. Fremont Campus Map.

Effective April 2014

Parking Lots M, N, and O are closed to the general public due to construction of a new parking structure. Parking Lot P is available only for disabled parking (requires a Daily Parking Permit).

Guests to Board meetings should enter the campus on Pine Street (south entrance off Mission Boulevard) and park in Lot G, H or K (Fremont Campus Map). A parking permit is required (more info below).

A parking permit is required to park on the Ohlone Fremont campus. A Daily Parking Permit (valid for day purchased) must be purchased for $2 by visitors and guests at a Daily Parking Permit vending machine located in Parking Lots H, K, and P on the Fremont campus. Ohlone College students may park using their valid Semester Parking Permit, and Ohlone College staff may park using their valid Staff Parking Permit. More parking information.

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.

A parking permit is required to park on the Ohlone Newark campus. A Daily Parking Permit (valid for day purchased) must be purchased for $2 by visitors and guests at a Daily Parking Permit vending machine located in Parking Lots B, C and D on the Newark campus. Ohlone College students may park using their valid Semester Parking Permit, and Ohlone College staff may park using their valid Staff Parking Permit. More parking information.

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.