West Hills seeks Lemoore area trustee to fill vacancy created by Bill Henry's death

West Hills Community College District is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees due to the death of Trustee Bill Henry, Area 4. The filling of vacancy by appointment is in accordance with education codes.

Henry was a hands-on trustee and served on the West Hills Community College District Board of Trustees for 26 years until his death recently the age of 71. Henry represented the Lemoore area on the community college’s board.

Anyone interested in being appointed to the board must complete and turn in an application to the District Office by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Candidates can request an application by contacting the Chancellor’s Office, or downloaded from the district’s website at http://www.westhillscollege.com/district/about/board_trustees/index.asp.

To be considered, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a California citizen, registered voter and a resident of Trustee Area 4. For concerns regarding Area boundaries, consult the map on the district’s website: http://www.westhillscollege.com/district/about/board_trustees/index.asp. Applicants must also not be disqualified by the Constitution or state laws from holding a civil office.

The Board of Trustees will interview applicants during a special 9 a.m. meeting on Dec. 10. As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to give a three-minute presentation to the Board and answer a series of questions. Candidates will be evaluated based on their representation of the community and their commitment to students and public education.

After all candidates go through the interview process, the Trustees will then make a decision based on a majority vote, appoint the new Board member and administer the Oath of Office.

Applications can be submitted via email to chancellorsoffice@whccd.edu or mailed to: Chancellor’s Office; Attention:  Donna Isaac; West Hills Community College District; 9900 Cody Street; Coalinga, CA  93210.

Contact the Chancellor’s Office via email or by phone at 559-934-2102 for more information.

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