The Ridgecrest Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi named Cerro Coso President Jill Board their 2015 Woman of the Year for her great contributions to education and the community. The award is given to a sorority sister based on demonstrated alignment with personal and sorority values, the quality of leadership demonstrated in the chapter, contribution to the community, and commitment to excellence.
Board is the 8th President of Cerro Coso Community College, and the 3rd woman in a row to hold the position. A strong proponent of leadership development, she recently completed a prestigious Leadership Program at Harvard University. Board has led the college through financially challenging times in an atmosphere of inclusiveness, mutual respect, and open transparent communication. And through it all she kept the college focused on the mission and purpose of serving students first.
“I appreciate the recognition and support of my Beta Sigma Phi sisters,” said Board. “In my 26 years at Cerro Coso, I have personally seen hundreds of students whose lives were, in fact, changed because of their experiences at the college. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partners and communities who serve as our strongest advocates.”
Beta Sigma Phi is an International Women’s friendship network. They are the largest organization of its kind in the world. Their membership is made up of women of all ages, building friendships that last a lifetime.
Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role—always about the goal. Congratulations President Board and thank you for your great leadership!