Why I became a WCJC trustee: For me, it seemed to be a natural progression in my career at WCJC. For 46 years, WCJC has been a big part of my life. As an educator and administrator, I felt my experience at the college would be an asset as a trustee.
What I like most about being a WCJC board member: In retirement, it allows me to contribute to the institution for which I have great regard. I take pride in service to the students, employees and my community.
WCJC benefits the community by: WCJC has too many benefits to enumerate here. However, in my opinion, the most important benefits are: student success directly related to quality instruction, excellent programs that lead to employment and nationally recognized quality transfer of WCJC students. The community within the taxing district, service areas outside the taxing district, and counties beyond the college’s boundaries have access to all the benefits the local community enjoys.
How my experience with WCJC has affected my life: The education I received at WCJC led me to my first job. My wife, our two children and my three oldest grandchildren were WCJC students who went on to successful careers and businesses. In my 34 years of employment, it was an honor to work with other great college employees and students.
When I became a board member: I was elected in May 2016. I retired from the college on May 16, 2016, and was sworn in as a WCJC trustee on May 17, 2016. It was a very short retirement, but I have enjoyed continuing my relationship with WCJC and serving with my fellow trustees.