July 1, 2015 – Longtime Trustee Nancy Padberg has resigned her position on the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) board effective June 30, 2015, citing medical reasons.You’ll recall that, about a year ago, trustee Padberg suffered a fall and her injuries were serious. She attended few meetings since then and her appearences did not inspire confidence that she was sufficiently on the mend to continue on the board. Many were surprised when she chose to run for reelection in November. Naturally, as an incumbent, she glided to victory.
Trustee Padberg was elected in 1998 and was re-elected last November to serve her fifth term through 2018. During her years on the board, she held leadership roles as President, Vice President and Clerk. The board oversees Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College and the Advanced Technology and Education Park.
She has been an avid and active supporter of the Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College foundations, and she often attended college events and academic functions.
“We are sad to see Nancy Padberg leave our board,” SOCCCD Board President T.J. Prendergast said. “She dedicated 17 years to serving students, including ambitious scholarship fundraising efforts that enabled more students to attend college. Her service to our community will be missed.”
The board will discuss their options for filling her position at the next board meeting on July 20, 2015. For more information, visit www.socccd.edu.