Published on 12/17/2020.
The College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees selected new leadership officers at their December 17 meeting. The new President of the Board will be Trustee Danny Kelley, who is replacing current Board President Dr. Colleen Mullery. The Vice President of the Board will be Trustee Carol Mathews, and the Clerk of the Board will be Trustee Richard Dorn.
The newly elected Board officers will assume office at the January Board meeting. The terms of office will be for one year or until their successors are elected. All CR Trustees include Mr. Tracy Coppini (Area 1), Mr. Danny Kelley (Area 2), Mrs. Carol Mathews (Area 3), Mr. Richard Dorn (Area 4), Dr. Rebecca Robertson (Area 5), Dr. Colleen Mullery (Area 6), Mrs. Sally Biggin (Area 7), and Student Representative Ms. Christine Peters. A detailed list of Trustee areas is attached. Mr. Coppini and Dr. Robertson are the only new members this year, appointed by a Board election in October to replace Mr. Bruce Emad and Dr. Bonnie Deister.
“This global pandemic hasn't stopped all of the great work CR is leading in our region” said new Board President Kelley. “The current board, administration, faculty and staff are excited to work with our new board members to help our regional workforce recover from the economic impact of the pandemic and adapt to the new opportunities coming through a partnership with Nordic Aquafarms and the very real possibility of a polytechnic conversion of HSU.”
Duties of the President of the Board are to preside at all regular and special meetings, to call special meetings as provided for by law, to sign such documents on behalf of the Board of Trustees as may require the President's signature, and to represent the District.
Duties of the Vice President of the Board are to perform all of the duties of the President in case of the absence, resignation, or temporary incapacity of the President of the Board.
Duties of the Clerk of the Board are to certify actions taken by the Board of Trustees whenever such certification is required for any purpose; to make or maintain such other records or reports as are required by law; and to perform such other duties as may require official signature by the Board of Trustees of the District.
“The Board of Trustees are important leaders to the institution” said President Flamer. “Mr. Kelley’s expertise in leadership and organizational processes is perfect for his role as President of the Board. From his work in the private sector, his close connections to the community, his service on the national community college stage, and his proven advocacy for students, he brings a wide range of perspectives to his leadership role.”
“I know that Mrs. Mathews and Mr. Dorn are firm believers in the power of education to transform lives” continued President Flamer. “I am confident that Trustees Mathews and Dorn will lend their considerable College of the Redwoods and community college experience to helping Mr. Kelley lead the board and the institution.”
Trustee Area 1
All of the territory presently included in the Ferndale Unified School District and southern portions of Eureka City Schools District of Humboldt County including the communities of Bayview, Pine Hill, Kings Salmon, Fields Landing, Loleta, and Ferndale.
Trustee Area 2
Portions of the territory presently included within the Fortuna Union High School District and Southern Humboldt Unified School District of Humboldt County including the communities of Fernbridge, Fortuna, Rohnerville, Hydesville, Carlotta, Rio Dell, Scotia, Redcrest, Petrolia and Honeydew.
Trustee Area 3
Coastal portions of the territory presently included in the Del Norte County Unified School District including the communities of Crescent City, Fort Dick and Smith River.
Trustee Area 4
Portions of the territory presently included within the Eureka City Unified School District of Humboldt County including the communities of Eureka, Cutten and Brainard.
Trustee Area 5
Portions of the territory presently included in the following communities of Humboldt County: Alliance, Arcata, Sunny Brae, Bayside, Freshwater, Garfield, and Ridgewood Heights.
Trustee Area 6
Portions of the territory presently included in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District of Humboldt County including the communities of Orick, Big Lagoon, Trinidad, Fieldbrook, Essex, McKinleyville, Manila, and Samoa.
Trustee Area 7
All of the territory presently included in the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District of Humboldt and Trinity Counties;in eastern and southern portions of Del Norte County Unified School District including the communities of Gasquet, Requa & Klamath Glen; and southeastern portions of Humboldt County including the communities of Korbel, Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Weott, Miranda, Redway, Garberville, Whitethorn, and Shelter Cove.