Government / Politics

New Gavilan College Board of Trustees members sworn in

Following November's election, trustees Brusco, Dover, and Perez were sworn in prior to the December meeting

Prior to adjourning to closed session, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees started its December meeting with a well-attended swearing-in ceremony for the newly-elected trustees. The election on Nov. 8 marked the first time Gavilan College trustees had been elected by trustee area (TA), rather than at-large.

Jonathan Brusco (TA 2) and Mark Dover (TA 4) were previously elected under the at-large system and ran unopposed for their respective trustee areas. Former Gavilan College administrator Rachel Perez won election as the representative for Trustee Area 6, the only one of the seven trustee areas to include portions of both Santa Clara and San Benito counties.

Board Chair Laura Perry congratulated and welcomed the new and returning trustees, and presided over the oaths of Brusco and Dover. Hollister City Councilwoman Mickie Luna attended and administered the oath of office to Perez. 

The ceremony was attended by community supporters including former Gavilan College president Dr. Rose Marie Joyce. 

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