District News Releases - Ohlone College President's Office

Friday, April 15, 2011.

Ohlone College Announces Vacancy on Board of Trustees for Newark Seat

Fremont, CA—Due to the passing of Trustee Bill McMillin, Ohlone Community College District now has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees. Applications (PDF) [link deleted after deadline] for one of the two Newark Trustee positions are being sought by the Board. Candidates are eligible to apply if they are at least 18 years of age, a California citizen, a registered voter, not disqualified by other laws to hold public office, and are a resident of the City of Newark.

Members of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees are elected officials who serve on a seven member board for a four-year term, with no limitation on the number of terms that can be served. Trustees participate in the monthly board meetings and workshops, typically two evenings a month. Details on serving in this post are available on the College’s web site.

The individual selected for this position will serve until the next general election period for this seat, which is in November 20142012, at which time they may run for election.

Those interested in applying for this position can download a copy of the application (PDF) [link deleted after deadline] and get more information from the Ohlone College web site, at www.ohlone.edu/org/board. The Board web site also has archives of previous Board meetings, including agendas, supporting documentation and minutes. Board meetings are recorded on video, so past board meetings can be viewed on the web site as well. Applicants for the position are encouraged to read agendas and supporting materials and watch previous board meetings to familiarize themselves with the processes and actions of the board.

Interested applicants should submit a completed Trustee Vacancy Application as well as a resume and cover letter explaining their specific reasons for seeking appointment to the Board. For assistance or to request additional information, please contact Shelby Foster in the President’s Office at 510-659-6200.

Applications should be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2011 at the President’s Office, room 1216 in Building 1 on the Ohlone College Fremont campus, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539-5847 or e-mailed to Shelby Foster at sfoster@ohlone.edu.

The Board will review the applications and contact qualified candidates for interview prior to making the appointment.

Office of the President
Ohlone Community College District

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Related Links at Ohlone College

  • Visit the Board of Trustees website
  • Download the Trustee Application Form (PDF) [link deleted after deadline]
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