Board President Retires

Helen Hausman, the SMCCCD Board of Trustees President, will be retiring by the end of this month.

The April 24 district Board of Trustees meeting is Hausman’s last as president. Hausman has been a member of the Board since 1989 and has served as past President for four terms.

Vice President Karen Schwarz carrying out the process of a retirement of a Board member. The Board is currently discussing whether or not an election or a selection process will be used in determining the next President.

President Hausman is in favor of the selection process because she feels that there may be difficulties if the Board were to operate without a President due to an election. According to the Board Minutes on the SMCCD website, President Hausman said that the process would not take much time and did not seem complicated.

The rest of the Board will wait to further discuss the selection process of the next President during the Board meeting. They would also like to have an opportunity for public input prior to any final decisions.