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Delta College seeking Area 5 Trustee candidates
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The San Joaquin Delta Community College District is soliciting applications to serve as an appointed trustee for Area 5 of the Board of Trustees until the next regularly scheduled election for governing Board members, which is Nov. 5, 2024.

Area 5 includes the area of east San Joaquin County, encompassing Escalon and Farmington, along with Calaveras County, and southeastern Sacramento County.

The Board is seeking candidates who have the ability and time to fulfill the responsibilities of being a member of the Board, which include:

Participating fully in the work of the Board, including attending all Board meetings and key college events, studying and discussing policy issues, and participating in trustee education programs.

Being knowledgeable about the communities served by the college and being willing to act on behalf and for the benefit of those communities.

Being committed to community colleges and their missions; understanding educational, social, and economic policy issues.

Engaging in balancing the needs of many diverse groups; being able to contribute to and build consensus.

Contributing to effective Board functioning and supporting the authority of the Board as a whole. The Board of Trustees meets twice monthly on Tuesdays unless noted otherwise. Those interested can view the College website for the current Board calendar.

Further information and application materials are available online or from: San Joaquin Delta College, Office of the Superintendent/President, Horton Administration Bldg., Room 103, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207. Call 209-954-5018.

Applications are due no later than 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The Board will interview candidates on Tuesday, May 7 and could make a provisional appointment at that meeting or at the next public meeting.

Completed applications can be either emailed to Robin Phares at, or mailed or submitted in person to the Pacific Avenue address.

The search for a new trustee to fill the post comes in the wake of former trustee Kathy Garcia, who was elected in 2020, stepping down from her Area 5 seat on March 27.

Delta College was established in 1963, and serves over 26,000 students at its campuses in Stockton and Mountain House, as well as online and at satellite facilities across the region. For more information, visit