* This morning, the district announced:
Dr. Terri Whitt appointed to SOCCCD Board of Trustees
August 20, 2015 – South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) has selected Dr. Terri Whitt to serve as a provisional (interim) trustee for area 4 representing San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Coto de Caza, part of Rancho Santa Margarita, Las Flores and unincorporated areas until a candidate is elected and qualifies to serve at the District’s next regular Governing Board election to be held on November 8, 2016. She will replace Trustee Nancy Padberg who resigned in June due to medical reasons.
Dr. Whitt brings a wealth of education experience to the board. She has been a Professor of Nursing at Saddleback College since 1976 and served as the Nursing Program Director, helping to build the program’s national reputation for excellence. Her nursing experience also includes work for the American Heart Association at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. She has extensive community service including work with the California Disaster Medical Assistant Team during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita; Rotary Club; International Service Learning Project in Nonkhai, Thailand; Project Concern International in Ethiopia; and nursing outreach in Belize.
The SOCCCD board of trustees interviewed eight highly qualified candidates. Dr. Whitt stated in her interview that she does not intend to seek election in 2016. Upon her appointment, Dr. Whitt commented that she is honored to serve with such a stellar board and represent the South Orange county community.