Local advocate Molly McClanahan announced her retirement from the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) Board of Trustees effective January 31, 2020. Trustee McClanahan was appointed to the NOCCCD Board in 1995 to represent Area 4, which includes large portions of the city of Fullerton. During her tenure, McClanahan participated in the selection of multiple Chancellors and Presidents for the District, and was instrumental in the passing of Bond Measures X and J which raised millions of dollars for upgraded facilities at Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education.
Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall said, “Molly has been the ultimate expression of a servant leader. Throughout her years of service she has shown deep wisdom toward and endless caring for the District and especially our students. There’s no replacing Molly. She will be missed.”
Trustee McClanahan said, “I am honored to have served the citizens of this District for 24 years. The community colleges are one of our most valuable resources. Students are our primary focus along with our dedicated faculty and staff. With much affection I leave this office with my profound thanks to all.”
Trustee McClanahan was an active NOCCCD Board Member, serving as Trustee representative to the Fullerton Museum Association, the District Audit Committee, the Fullerton College Student Health Advisory Committee, and the District Investment Committee, among others. She has been a resident of Fullerton for over 50 years, having served as the Fullerton Mayor for two terms, as well as the Past President of Fullerton Beautiful, Past Chairman of Fullerton Human Relations Commission, Past Chairman of Fullerton Arbor Day Committee, and former Board Member of Friends of Fullerton Arboretum.
At their January 28 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to leave Trustee Area 4 vacant until the general election in November 2020. Six members will remain seated on the Board until that time. NOCCCD will announce the open Trustee position with information on how to run in spring 2020. The filing period for qualified candidates will be July 13 to August 7, 2020.
This article was released by the North Orange County Community College District.