VENTURA, Calif., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ventura County Community College District five-member Board of Trustees was recently recognized by the Community College League of California at the May, 2016 Annual Trustees Conference. The VCCCD Trustees received certificates of completion for meeting the requirements of the Excellence in Trusteeship Program (ETP) and participated in a panel discussion about the value of the program. The VCCCD remains the only Community College District in California in which all of the trustees have completed the ETP and the first to complete the program as a team. To earn a Certificate of Completion, trustees must commit to the program and meet the following criteria within a 24-month period:
Complete three training sessions in each of the programs competencies, which include:
- Student Success;
- Fiscal Responsibilities;
- Board Evaluation;
- Ethics Training; and
- Brown Act Training
- Complete ten additional sessions of choice
"After completing the ETP as a team, our board is more unified and we work more effectively together in all aspects of governance," said Dianne McKay, VCCCD Board Member who previously served as Trustee Champion and encouraged the board to complete the ETP as a group. Current Chair Larry Kennedy, Vice Chair Bernardo Perez, and board members Arturo Hernández, Stephen Blum, and McKay have all committed to completing a recertification.
"Learning is a life-long endeavor and the ETP keeps you advised of new trends and refreshes your memory regarding your role and responsibilities as a trustee," added Blum. Blum is the second trustee in the state that has completed the recertification process and awaiting confirmation. The VCCCD trustees find that the program is also a wonderful opportunity to spend time with trustees from around the state who share the same issues and concerns.
The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District's three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.
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SOURCE Ventura County Community College District