Board Highlights | June 22, 2017

June 29, 2017

During a meeting on June 22, Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees certified an Environmental Impact Report, approved a bid for Measure AA projects, approved the appointment of a vice president, and appointed members to the Measure AA Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

The trustees adopted a resolution to certify the final Environmental Impact Report for the Menifee Valley Campus and adopt the Master Plan for MVC. Phase I of the MVC improvements are anticipated to be completed by 2025 and Phase II completion is pending the availability of future funding.

The trustees awarded a bid for $16,000 to Vantage Technology Consulting Group for audio/video system design services for the Athletic Facilities and Physical Education Renovations project on the San Jacinto Campus.

Trustees approved the appointment of Elizabeth “Beth” Gomez to serve as Vice President of Business Services effective July 31, 2017. She replaces Becky Elam, who retired in December 2016. Ms. Gomez received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, San Bernardino and a master’s degree in education from California Baptist University, Riverside. She has served as Vice President of Business Services for Norco College since 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Gomez served as Dean of Business Services at Mt. San Jacinto College from 2009 to 2013. She was the District Budget Manager for the Riverside Community College District from 2007-2009. She also has teaching experience, including at the Alvord Unified School District and currently as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University. In addition to her college finance expertise, she has a broad range of experience with community colleges: facilities bond programs; facilities master plans; maintenance and operations; technology plans; campus security; emergency preparedness; risk management; food services; bookstores; staff development; accreditation; foundation efforts; representing college at local, state and federal levels.

The trustees also approved the appointment of members to vacancies on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The members are: Dee Cozart, Business Representative; Dennis Anderson, MSJC Support Organization; Darryl Drott, Taxpayer Association; Altie Holcomb, Member At Large; Judy Guglielmana, Taxpayer Association; and Damitrius Morales, Student Representative. The committee is a 9-member panel and each member serves two years. State law requires independent oversight for the voter-approved $295 million Measure AA facilities bond.

Trustee Ann Motte was absent.

The next meeting of the MSJC Board of Trustees is scheduled for Aug. 10, 2017. For more information: