KCC Board Adds New Member
The Klamath Community College Board of Education has added a new member, filling a vacancy in Zone 6 created by the departure of former board member Dr. Carol Castle in June. At its regular September meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Brenda Frank to the vacant position. Frank was selected from a pool of applicants and was sworn in during the Oct. 23 board meeting.
Frank brings a wealth of experience to the board, having previously served on the Oregon State Board of Education (2005 – 2012), the Klamath County School Board (1999 – 2005), the State-Tribal Education Cluster and the Oregon Indian Education Association. Frank is also a member of the Regional Workforce Investment Board, among other activities.
“I couldn’t believe how much she knew about how community colleges are run,” said board member Dr. Edward McClure during the September meeting.
"I think with her experience and qualifications and unique perspective, Ms. Frank will be an outstanding asset to the Board, the college and the entire service district,” said KCC President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez.
After being sworn in, Frank expressed excitement to be a part of the KCC Board of Education. “This college has a strong plan for the future in place,” she said, “and I’m honored to have the opportunity to help develop the plan goals in the upcoming year. My initial impression from my first meeting is that this board—this entire college—has made student success its top priority.”
Because Zone 6 was a vacated seat, it will be included on the ballot during the May 2013 election. It is then scheduled to be included in the 2015 election, when it would have been open had a vacancy not occurred.