The roll call proceeded and the agenda was approved.
Recognition of the outgoing Student Trustee, Stephanie Torres, by Chair Erin Birt. She has two books dedicated in her name in the college library and received a gift. A resolution was passed acknowledging her dedication and spirit. Torres has been elected president of the student body and has received numerous other recognitions for her involvement and service.
Installation of new Student Trustee, Omar Escamilla. He repeated a pledge of service as directed by Secretary O’Donnell. Photos were taken. He exchanged seats with Torres.
Trustee Svoboda invited Torres to speak. She did so briefly and eloquently.
The roll call was done again to include Escamilla.
The board reorganization proceeded with Breuder presiding as chair pro tem. O’Donnell proposed the slate of current officers to continue in their roles. They were voted in, although Savage, Svoboda, and McGuire each voted “abstain” in emphatic tones.
Regular board meeting dates for the coming year were announced, all on 3rd or 4th Thursdays of the months. These were confirmed. (Note: these should be posted under Notices on the Trustees webpage on the college website.)