Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nancy Padberg resigns from board

     The district community just received this message from the district:
     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.
     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
     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. 

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Anonymous said...

Let us just thank her for her service and wish her well.

Anonymous said...

And thus let her earlier behavior be forgotten?

Roy Bauer said...

In the long run, if not the short run, we must remember what these people did and why. It's amazing how districts (and colleges and people generally) fail to learn from mistakes (and scandals, etc.). For instance, it is important to remember that Padberg, despite her right-wing, anti-union, Christian right politics, was elected thanks to a corrupt faculty union (they paid for her 1998 campaign; after that, all she needed was incumbency). Some of those same union people continue to hold positions in governance and in the union, and they have had other bad ideas over the years--such as support of John Williams until the bitter end.

three fingered bandit said...

Another excellent opportunity for Raghu Mathur to re-enter the district

Roy Bauer said...

8:48, unless Mathur has moved recently, he does not live in Padberg's district, and thus he cannot run for that trusteeship. (I believe he resides in Milchiker's district.)

Anonymous said...

Hey Roy
Be the next Faculty Union President and clear some these obstacles.

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