Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Friday, February 23, 2007
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College
510.659.6206
www.ohlone.edu

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone College Trustee Dan Archer Retires from Board

Ohlone College trustee Dan Archer announces his retirement from the Board of Trustees after 27 years of service. Archer has served on the board since December 1979. He announced his retirement will be effective February 28, 2007. Wednesday night will be his last official board meeting.

Dan Archer was honored by the League for California Community Colleges in November 2005 for passing the quarter century mark of distinguished service as a college trustee. Mr. Archer is a retired administrator and teacher from the Newark School District and a long-time resident of Fremont, California. He has four grand children and nine great grand children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, South Pacific area. His late wife of 55 years, Marie, a well-known bay area artist, inspired him to support the arts. They attended one year together at the University of Florence in Italy. Archer is past president of the Fremont Art Association and Society of Western Artists and also served on the Library Commission. He was a founding member of the Ohlone College Foundation, served on the Fremont Symphony Board, and has logged more than 2,500 hours volunteering at Washington Hospital. His television program “Dan Archer Profiles” has run for many years featuring prominent leaders in the community.

In announcing his retirement Mr. Archer explained:

“I have given the matter a lot of thought. After 27 years of service, I believe that the college has never been in better shape. I feel very positive about the administration, staff and my fellow Board members. I have other plans and interests to pursue and feel that this is a good time to step down from the Board, even though I will remain involved with Ohlone College wherever I can be of assistance. Ohlone has been a very important part of my life.”

At the board meeting on February 28, 2007, the trustees will discuss the board policy for filling vacancies on the board.

For more information, please contact the Office of the President at Ohlone Community College District, 510.659.6200.

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