Become a member of college governing board

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Want to be on the college board? Apply for an appointment by April 29 if you live in District 4.

District 4 needs help at Central Arizona College.

Can a Maricopan help?

After the resignation of Rita Nader, who faced recall in the wake of college tax hike, Richard Cassalata of Arizona City was appointed to her District 4 seat on the CAC Governing Board by Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Brussard in January.

Cassalata quickly became embroiled in controversy among college faculty, staff and other members of the board, particularly Board President Gladys Christensen. He resigned last week.

Now the District 4 vacancy is being advertised again. The term lasts only through December. The seat is on the ballot in the November General Election and also needs candidates.

Brenda Katterman, administrative clerk in the county superintendent’s office, said there have been inquiries about the vacancy but no applicants yet.

She said all applicants must live within the current boundaries of District 4, which includes Maricopa. (Nader did not live in District 4 but was last elected before the county redistricting.)

Applications for the appointment to the vacancy are due April 29 by 5 p.m. Applicants may not be employees of the college or members of another school board.

Applications are online at http://www.ecrsc.org/pinalesa/elections/board-member-vacancies.

The application can be completed online, but it must be printed out, signed and notarized, and the original must be received by the deadline.

Contact Brenda Katterman at 520-866-6565, bkatterman@pinalsco.org or Pinal County School Superintendent’s Office, P.O. Box 769, Florence AZ 85132.

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