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Governing Board Members

The Governing Board consists of five members elected for four-year terms by the residents of the five trustee areas created by the Monterey County Board of Education on August 11, 2008. Election by trustee area was implemented in November 2009 for Trustee Areas One and Two, and effective in November 2011 for Trustee Areas Three, Four, and Five. Students are represented by the student trustee who is selected annually as part of the ASMPC elections.

Name  Role  Area term expires
Ms. Marilynn Dunn Gustafson
Chair
Area 4
2020

Dr. Loren Steck

 Vice Chair

 Area 5  2020
Ms. Yuri Anderson
Trustee
Area 2
2022
Mr. Rick Johnson
Trustee
Area 3 2020
Ms. Natalia Molina
Trustee
Area 1
2022
Ms. Ellise Kittrell
Student Trustee

 

 

Governing Board Goals for 2019 (Adopted March 27, 2019)

Through its governance role including responsibility for establishing policy, and in consultation with the Superintendent/President, the Board of Trustees will:

 

  1. Student Access, Success, and Completion
    • Ensure MPC sets and achieves its institutional goals that are aligned with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success.
    • Continue to implement board policy to increase diversity among MPC’s faculty and staff to more closely reflect our diverse community.
    • Continue to implement board policy to eliminate achievement gaps among targeted student groups as identified in the Vision for Success.

       

  2. Fiscal Stewardship
    • Maintain fiscal stability.
    • Increase college-wide efficiency to help ensure fiscal sustainability.

       

  3. Institutional Quality
    • Ensure the development of the 2019-2024 Educational Master Plan that meets the needs of our shifting demographics.
    • Maintain a respectful, professional, and equitable culture at MPC, where student success is the focus and all employees are valued.

       

  4. Advocacy and Engagement
    • Engage in legislative advocacy to promote and support MPC and the California Community College system.
    • Be responsive and advocate for the educational needs of the community that are within the purview of the MPCCD.

       

  5. Board Professional Development
    • Participate in trustee development activities in accordance with ACCJC standards.

       

  6. Campus Climate
    • Continue to implement board policy to engage in good faith collective bargaining with the MPCEA and MPCTA.

       

  7. Superintendent/President
    • Employ an effective and visionary Superintendent/President who will meet the challenges and opportunities at MPC.

Board Meeting Information  

*As of December 12, 2018, the Board approved the following 2019 Meeting Schedule and meeting times. 

The Governing Board holds business meetings once a month on the fourth Wednesday, unless otherwise noted. Workshops and additional meetings are scheduled as needed. 

Regular meetings begin at 4:00PM and are held at the Monterey Campus unless indicated otherwise:

  • Monterey Campus, Library Technology Center, Sam Karas Room, 980 Fremont Street; Monterey
  • Marina Education Center, 289 12th Street, Marina;
  • MPC Public Safety Training Center, 2642 Colonel Durham Road, Seaside. Meetings are open to the public.

2019 Regular Meeting Schedule:

  • February 6, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March, 27, 2019 - meeting will be held at the Marina Education Center
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • June 26, 2019
  • July 24, 2019
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 23, 2019 - meeting will be held at the MPC Public Safety Training Center
  • November 20, 2019 - due to Thanksgiving holiday this meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday.
  • December 11, 2019 - this meeting needs to occur before the second Friday of the month.
  • 2:00 pm., Closed Session
  • 4:00 p.m., Regular Meeting