Allan Hancock College invites qualified candidates to apply for appointment to the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District’s Measure I Citizen’s Oversight Committee (COC).
As required by law, the COC provides oversight to ensure that Measure I bond revenues are expended only for the purposes authorized by law. To be considered for appointment, applicants are required to complete the application form, meet the stated qualifications and have both a strong sense of civic responsibility and an active interest in community college education.
The deadline to submit a completed application to the college superintendent/president’s office is September 14, 2012, at 4 p.m.
The oversight committee formed in November 2006 following the June 2006 passage of Measure I, the bond measure approved by voters to implement a capital improvement program for Allan Hancock College. Three members of the current group completed their tenure at the August 7, 2012 quarterly meeting. The next meeting, which will include the new members, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
“We have been fortunate to have an excellent group of committed citizens who take seriously their oversight role. The Measure I funding is helping to transform Allan Hancock College, and this committee is important to ensure the public is informed and involved in the process,” said Interim Superintendent/President Elizabeth A. Miller, Ed.D. “I encourage anyone who meets the required criteria, and who is interested in the work we are doing for students and this community, to submit an application,” she added.
The COC has three open positions: two community-at-large representatives and one student representative.
Members who are leaving the committee after completing their service are Chairperson Hugh Rafferty and Erik Frost, along with student representative Tony Ly.
Upon recommendation by Miller, and confirmation by the Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees at its October 2012 regular meeting, the new members will serve one- or two-year terms, with the opportunity to renew for an additional term.
Citizens’ Oversight Committee meetings are held quarterly on the first Tuesday in February, May, August and November.
Those interested in applying may obtain more information and an application by clicking here, or an application packet can be obtained from the president’s office by calling (805) 922-6966 ext. 3454. The president’s office is located in the Administration building (bldg. B) on the Santa Maria campus.