District website, interviews of applicants for filling the vacancy in trustee area 6 (Lake Forest)—created by Tom Fuentes' passing—“will be held the week of June 18, 2012.”
A reader has commented that “Two people applied for the position. Jim Wright of Saddleback and Tom's widow [i.e., Jolene Fuentes]."
That may well be true. Those were the two names that came up—in the district rumor mill—almost immediately after the trustees’ curious decision, during a special meeting, to pursue a replacement of Tom Fuentes was announced. (See May meeting.) (A reader commented that this information was announced during the docket meeting this week.)
Jim Wright is the Dean of Math, Science & Engineering of the Division of Math, Science, and Engineering, Saddleback College.
I do believe that Wright, who was honored with an "Admin of the Year" prize in 2009, has retired.
At the special meeting held immediately after the last board meeting, Board President Nancy Padberg indicated that one of Tom Fuentes’ “relatives” expressed interest in pursuing the area 6 trusteeship. It would seem that the only relative who could apply is Tom's widow, Jolene.