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  Area term expires
Mr. Charles Brown Trustee Area 1 2018
Dr. Loren Steck
Trustee Area 5 2020
Dr. Margaret-Anne Coppernoll
Trustee Area 2 2018
Mr. Rick Johnson
Trustee Area 3 2020
Ms. Marilynn Gustafson
Trustee Area 4 2020
Ms. Golnoush Pak
Student Trustee  


Governing Board Goals for 2018 (Adopted December 20, 2017)

  1. Encourage an open and respectful culture at MPC in partnership with the Superintendent/President.
  2. Actively participate in and support actions taken by the college to maintain fiscal stability and increase efficiency.
  3. Ensure the college policies are updated, comprehensive, and implemented.
  4. Respond to ACCJC Accreditation recommendations and support the completion of MPC's Actionable Improvement Plans and Quality Focus Action Projects.
  5. Regularly schedule presentations with follow-up discussion opportunities on College programs and issues at Trustee meetings or study sessions.
  6. Engage in legislative advocacy activities to support the college and community college systems.
  7. Be open and accessible to community and campus constituents.

Board Meeting Information

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 1:30 PM and are held at the following locations: Sam Karas Room, Library Technology Center, Monterey campus, 980 Fremont Street; Marina Education Center, 289 12th Street, Marina; MPC Public Safety Training Center, 2642 Colonel Durham Road, Seaside. Meetings are open to the public.

June and August 2018 Regular Meeting Schedule

June 27, 2018: Library & Technology Center, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey

  •  11:00 a.m.: Closed Session, Stutzman Room
  • 1:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting, Sam Karas Room

Wednesday, August 22, 2018: Library & Technology Center, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey

  • 11:00 a.m.: Closed Session, Stutzman Room
  • 1:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting, Sam Karas Room