Longtime MSJC Board Member Steps Down

January 30, 2015

EugeneKadow.jpgMt. San Jacinto College Trustee Eugene Kadow (pictured right) announced on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 that he will step down from his seat on the board effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Mr. Kadow read from his letter of resignation during the board’s special work session on the Menifee Valley Campus. He outlined his career at community colleges and said he was first elected to the MSJC board in 1995.

“This is my 20th year as a board member. It is time to move on,” Mr. Kadow read with emotion.

A Banning resident, he has served Trustee Area 1. The area takes in the San Gorgonio Pass area cities including Cherry Valley, Beaumont, Banning and Cabazon and reaches into Idyllwild, Anza, Aguanga and a portion of Temecula.  The Board unanimously voted to add the item to the agenda and then unanimously approved his resignation.

Board President Ann Motte told Mr. Kadow that his service was greatly appreciated.

“I have a high regard for you and your wife. I believe you are a very honorable man,” Mrs. Motte said.

Reelected in 2012, Mr. Kadow’ s current term would have ended in 2016. At a future meeting, the Board will consider options for filling the seat.

Mr. Kadow’s first teaching post in 1964 was at a community college and his last teaching post, at San Bernardino Valley College, was in 2014.  He also taught in the Riverside Community College District, Mt. San Antonio College and Crafton Hills College. In addition to teaching, Mr. Kadow served as an administrator at three different colleges.

During his tenure on the MSJC board, Mr. Kadow served numerous times as board president. He served as a founding member and chair of the Inland Valley Trustees Association and was instrumental in planning for MSJC’s San Gorgonio Pass Campus, which opened in 2011.