Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bill Garrett selected for 10th term as Governing Board president

For the 10th year in a row, Bill Garrett was selected Tuesday night as president of the
L to R: Chancellor Cindy Miles; Governing Board members
Edwin Hiel, Elena Adams, President Bill Garrett, Greg Barr,
Debbie Justeson; Student trustees Evan Esparza,
Sebastian Caparelli
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board, while Elena Adams joined the board that leads the two-college East County college district.

Board member Edwin Hiel was elected vice president, and board member Debbie Justeson was selected to serve as clerk of the board.

Garrett, retired El Cajon city manager who has served on the Governing Board since 2004, was reelected this year without opposition. Adams, an East County resident and lifelong educator currently employed at San Diego Continuing Education, was elected to fill the vacancy created when board member Mary Kay Rosinski decided not to run for re-election.

Garrett said he is pleased to see the transformative work that Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are doing on behalf of about 30,000 students each year. He credited the district and colleges’ leadership for focusing efforts on student success and equity, and opening a pathway to college for all students.

“Our Governing Board members sincerely care about our students, employees, the colleges and the district,” Garrett said. “It’s truly an honor to be a part of this Governing Board and this district.”

The Governing Board will be holding its regular meetings in 2017 on the third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of September, November and December, when meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month. The board meets at Grossmont College’s Griffin Gate in even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December) and at the student center at Cuyamaca College in alternate months.