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Trustee Jeff Levinson and West Hills District Chancellor Frank Gornick
Trustee Jeff Levinson and West Hills District Chancellor Frank Gornick
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California Community College Trustees has recognized WHCCD Trustee Jeff Levinson for his 30 years of service as a community college trustee. Levinson and five other trustees from across the state were honored at a ceremony on April 30 at the CCCT annual conference. Levinson—who represents Trustee Area 7— has served the WHCCD since 1985 and is currently in his eighth, four-year term.

“First, it’s been a privilege to serve the residents of Lemoore, Kings County and the district since 1985,” he said. “Second, I’ve had the unique experience to work with a group of talented board members. From Vern Gordon and Edna Ivans, to our current board led by Mark McKean, the focus has never really changed: providing West Hills College students with the best educational experience possible. Finally, I continue to enjoy the opportunity to work with the staff, faculty and administration of the WHCCD.”

Levinson has underseen a great amount of change in the WHCCD during his time as a trustee, including the birth of West Hills College Lemoore, the ongoing modernization of the West Hills College Coalinga campus and North District Center, Firebaugh, and the passage of multiple bond measures to support projects including the Golden Eagle Arena at West Hills College Lemoore and the implementation of cutting edge technology across the District.

Dr. Frank Gornick, Chancellor of the WHCCD, said the honor was well-deserved.

"Trustee Levinson has served our district with distinction for thirty years,” he said. ”He has always been a consistent advocate for extending training and educational opportunities to all our citizens while encouraging us to live our Vision: the relentless pursuit of student success."