April 12, 2002

14 Seek Appointment to Community College District Governing Board

EL CAJON - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received applications from 14 local residents seeking appointment to the vacancy created by the election of Trustee Gary Kendrick to the El Cajon City Council.

The 11 men and three women will be interviewed by the governing board 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the start of its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at the Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon. The new trustee will serve the remainder of Kendrick’s term, which expires Dec. 6.

“I am pleased to see this level of interest in serving on the community college board,” said Board President Rick Alexander. “I am impressed by the applications and look forward to sitting with the rest of the Board to hear their comments in person. We are all confident that we will find a well-qualified individual to help us tackle such tough issues as the potential impact of the state budget crisis on our students and the underfunding of our district.”

The applicants’ names, communities of residence and occupations are:

Dr. David Ballesteros, El Cajon, dean emeritus/professor, SDSU; Wendell Cutting, El Cajon, chief of staff to Congressman Duncan Hunter; Richard Ferrell, Santee, student and president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College; Valerie Harrison, La Mesa, president/director of marketing and human resources, Dataport Computer Systems; Michael Kelly, El Cajon, chiropractor; James Maletic, El Cajon, owner, Noah Constructors; Kristie Mann, El Cajon, administrative assistant, San Diego County Office of Education Risk Management; Stan McDonald, El Cajon, attorney; Shirley Murphy, El Cajon, consultant and director of D-Q University, Sycuan; Dr. Arthur Ruff, La Mesa, retired CEO/administrator; Michael Salatino, La Mesa, operations manager, Southland General, Inc.; Carl Silva, Jamul, client services director, Hamer Enterprises, Inc.; Robert Yeaton, Spring Valley, retired; and Ron Zambrano, El Cajon, senior financial analyst, Intel Corporation.

The application period for the governing board post opened March 21 and ended at noon on April 4. Applicants for the post submitted resumes, an application form and written responses to six questions, including why they wish to serve on the board, what they hope to accomplish, their leadership style and what they see as the role of community colleges.

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