News Release 08-116-D
UCC Board of Trustees candidates’ forum scheduled at UCC
News Release 08-116-D For more information:
Release date: 04/22/09 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Winchester -- Umpqua Community College will host a candidates’ forum for the seven men and women running for the three open seats on the Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees at noon on Thursday, April 30, at CenterStage in the Whipple Fine Arts Building on the UCC campus.
The date of the forum is the day before ballots are mailed to the voters by the county clerk.
The forum is open to the public and will be an opportunity for the voters to hear the views of the candidates. Each of the three seats is contested. There will be at least one new board member as Trustee Elaine Chaney has decided to retire.
The forum will start precisely at noon and will stop at 12:50 p.m. Informal conversations will continue in the art gallery after the forum. Moderated by ASUCC President Cory Maloy, each candidate will have three minutes for an opening statement, followed by 20 minutes of questions and one minute each for a closing statement.
This is an important election for all concerned about UCC, given the difficulties posed by the economy.
The candidates for the Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees are: Zone 4 (near south Roseburg): Helga Conrad, Sharon D. Rice and Chuck VanSickle; Zone 5 (southwest county): Bob Bell and Del Blanchard; Zone 7 (at large): Vanessa A. Becker and Gary Galbick.