Voters Support MSJC Facilities Bond and Re-Elect Trustee Motte

November 5, 2014

Although results are not yet certified, a vast majority of the votes from the Nov. 4, 2014 election have been tallied. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Measure AA facilities bond has a comfortable lead and Trustee Ann Motte, who is currently serving as chair of the MSJC Board of Trustees, will continue to serve another four years. (Visit Riverside County Registrar of Voters at www.voteinfo.net for more information).

Measure AA, the 25-year $295 million facilities bond, will allow the district to double its classroom space and serve more students, expand veterans and student services and provide the job training and transfer credits students need. Measure AA will boost the local economy by building a skilled workforce that will attract businesses and jobs to our region. For more on Measure AA visit www.msjc.edu/MeasureAA

"We're humbled and grateful for the tremendous support of the voters who saw the importance of ensuring that veterans and local students have access to affordable education and job training at Mt. San Jacinto College," said Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz. "I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the many volunteers who worked so hard during the Yes on AA campaign. Yes on AA was a tremendous grassroots effort."

Becky Elam, MSJC’s Vice President of Business Services, said "Our plans are in place. We are ready to move forward."

Trustee Motte, who has served on the board since 1992 representing Trustee Area 4 www.msjc.edu/BoardofTrustees , will take her new oath of office during the December board meeting with Bill Zimmerman, a newcomer to the MSJC board. Zimmerman will replace longtime Trustee Gwendolyn Schlange to serve Trustee Area 3 www.msjc.edu/BoardofTrustees. Schlange decided to not seek re-election. Each member serves a four-year term.

“I will continue to be the voice for students/taxpayers at the board table to increase enrollments and the college going rates in the Inland Empire to reduce poverty levels, increase incomes and strengthen our economy with an educated workforce,” Trustee Motte said. “The BOT (Board of Trustees) will work hard to fulfill our mission with sound fiscal oversight."