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 loislocci@gmail.com 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

 

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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 development for teachers K-14 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.