The San Luis Obispo County Community College District / Cuesta College Board of Trustees has a vacancy due to the resignation of District 5 Trustee Gaye Galvan, a Board member since 1996.

The San Luis Obispo County Community College District / Cuesta College is soliciting applications to serve as an appointed member of the Board of Trustees until the next regularly scheduled election for governing board members in November 2014. The appointed trustee must run for the District 5 seat in November 2014, should he/she have a desire to continue to serve on the Board. The successful candidate of the 2014 election will fulfill the remaining two-year obligation of the District 5 trustee, whose seat is up for regular election in 2016. Please note that the college district took action in 2013 to move to by-trustee area elections and adopted the San Luis Obispo County Supervisorial District Map. Eligible candidates must reside in District 5.

The governing board is responsible for the performance of Cuesta College, which provides vital educational services to local communities and throughout the region.   The SLOCCCD Board of Trustees is seeking candidates who have the ability and time to fulfill the responsibilities of being a member of the board, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate fully in the work of the board, which includes attending all board meetings and key college events, studying and discussing policy issues, and participating in trustee education programs.
  • Be knowledgeable about the communities served by the college and be willing to act on behalf and for the benefit of those communities.
  • Be committed to community colleges and their missions; understand educational, social, and economic policy issues.
  • Engage in balancing the needs of many diverse groups; be able to contribute to and build consensus.
  • Contribute to effective board functioning and support the authority of the board as a whole.

The Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact the Cuesta College Superintendent/President to indicate an interest or suggest possible candidates for the position at 805-546-3118, The application/ statement of interest regarding this vacancy is available online at;

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., March 6, 2014. The board will interview and make the provisional appointment on March 11, 2014, in an open session special meeting.

Submit applications and additional information via:

  • Emailed (preferred) to Todd Frederick, Executive Assistant to the SLOCCCD Board of Trustees;
  • Fax 805-546-3907, or
  • Mail

SLOCCCD/Cuesta College Board of Trustees

Attn: Superintendent/President

PO Box 8106

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / / Posted: 2/7/14