Jill Board Named 8th President of Cerro Coso Community College
June 8, 2010
Serrano, Chancellor of the Kern Community College District announced the
appointment of Jill Board as the 8th President of Cerro Coso Community
College, to take office in July. Serrano called the large pool of qualified
candidates "outstanding," adding that "Jill spoke with passion and knowledge
about Cerro Coso's strengths and future. She has built strong
relationships on campus, in the community, and with the military bases.
Jill has always been one to embrace a project or challenge and get it done.
She will make an excellent president."
Board, President-Elect replaces retiring president, Dr. Mary Retterer, to
become Cerro Coso Community College's eighth president - and the third woman
in a row to hold the position. The Kern Community College Board of
Trustees found Board's 21 years of community college background and
experiences a good match for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
for the college.
As Vice President of Student Services at Cerro Coso, Board is responsible
for planning, developing and evaluating a college-wide comprehensive student
services program and intercollegiate athletic program. She has fiscal
oversight and management responsibilities for state-restricted and
unrestricted budget allocations, administers the student conduct process,
and serves as the Title IX coordinator and the Americans with Disabilities
Act compliance officer. Previous positions held by Board at Cerro Coso
included: Dean of Student Services; Dean of Student Learning; Director of
Admissions and Records, Matriculation and Student Activities; and
Counselor/Coordinator for Special Services.
For the Kern Community College District, Board was a member of the
Management Negotiations Team, meeting in negotiations with both the faculty
and classified (support staff) unions. She served on the District Vice
Presidents Committee and participated on steering committees to implement
district wide technology operational plans and software.
At the state level, Board served on a Degrees and Certificates
Committee, led a California Community College Chancellor's Office Student
Services Categorical Review Team, and participated in Western Association of
Schools and Colleges accreditation teams in 2007 and 2008.
Board has been accepted into the League for Innovations Executive Leadership
Institute in 2010 and has completed a long list of other leadership
institutes, including the American Association of Women in Community
Colleges National Institute of Leadership Development in 1998.
Her professional association involvement has been in the American
Association of Community Colleges, California Community College Chief
Student Services Officer Association, California Community College Counselor
Association, and the California Association for the Physically and
Board has a Master's Degree in Counselor Education from California State
University, San Bernardino, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from
Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington.
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