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March 14, 2005

Kent Child Appointed to Gavilan College Board of Trustees

At their regularly scheduled meeting on March 8, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees appointed Kent Child to fill the seat vacated by James de la Cruz. De la Cruz resigned his seat on January 11, 2005 in order to take office on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. It would have created a conflict of interest for him to hold both positions.

Unless a petition calling for a special election is filed within 30 days of the appointment, the provisional appointment will become an effective appointment, and Kent Child will serve out the remainder of the regular term of that seat. The trustee seat will be up for election again in 2006.

Kent Child is a former member of the Gavilan College administration and faculty. He retired as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2002 following a long career at Gavilan College. A resident of San Benito County, Child received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from San Jose State University. He first joined the Gavilan College faculty as an Assistant Professor of Art in 1968.

The Board of Trustees interviewed seven individuals in open session before voting to appoint Kent Child. The other candidates were Katherine Vais-Bedolla (who did not attend the board meeting), Stephan R. DeLay, Wayne Funk, Timothy G. Keefauver, Douglas R. Jackson, Ruben Lopez, and Robert Quaid.

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Last modified: August 17, 2011
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