Community College District Board of Trustees announced new officers for 2017-18.
For the first time in four years, the Board has a new president.
The RCCD Board
of Trustee officers for 2017-18 are:
Tracey Vackar – President
Janet Green – Vice President
Mary Figueroa – Secretary
Virginia Blumenthal – Member
Bill Hedrick – Member
Board president, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2014. She is a former
member of the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education and is
currently executive director of College, Career and Economic Development in the
Fontana Unified School District.
has served as a District trustee since 2006. For Green, a retired educational
administrator and nurse as well as a US Veteran, this will be her sixth time
serving as Board vice president.
Figueroa, who was elected to the Board in 1995, is the
longest serving trustee. She is also on the California Community College
Trustees board of directors. Figueroa retired from the State of California
Department of Corrections where she was a correctional counselor.
and Hedrick will function as members. Blumenthal, who has served as the Board’s
president six of the last eight terms, has been a trustee since 2006. She is
president of Blumenthal Law Offices in Riverside.
Elected to the Board in 2016, Hedrick is a former
member of the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Education. He had a
successful career in public education as a teacher and advocate.
positions are for one year. The role of the Board of Trustees is to establish policies to
assure the quality, integrity and effectiveness of the colleges’ programs and
services as well as the financial stability of the District.