Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: New Gavilan trustee thanks voters

Lois Locci is one of 3 Hollister-based trustees on the board

I've started my tenure as the newest trustee for Gavilan Joint Community College District. Your votes, combined with votes in Santa Clara County, gave me a respectable margin in a race of three candidates for two seats.

President Steve Kinsella and fellow trustees graciously welcomed me as I participated in my first board meeting early December. Board President Walter Glines provided a first mentoring session. More formal training starts in January 2015.

Please send your ideas, comments and concerns to [email protected] and 408.506.0801. This is especially important for those of you who did not support my candidacy. Let me know what’s on your mind.

Best regards,



Lois Locci

A Hollisterian since 1999 (and a Silicon Valley escapee), Dr. Locci taught English and Intercultural Communication at De Anza College in Cupertino for years before adding a second career as chair of the education department of UC Extension, providing professional training in four counties and three countries. Also at UC, Dr. Locci led the development of Advanced Placement® and honors courses for the University of California College Prep Online until retiring in 2012. She served a four-year term as Trustee for Gavilan Joint Community College District and currently serves on the board of BenitoLink. She lives with her extended family in "Southside Valley."