Board Member Vacancy

The Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest with statements of qualifications for appointment to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of board member John Paul Drayer as of April 11. Drayer’s term ends in November 2018. 

Application Process

Those interested in an appointment to the vacant trustee position may submit a letter of interest with statement of qualifications no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Documents may be sent directly to:

Dr. Jose Fierro, President/Superintendent
Cerritos Community College District
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, California 90650-6298

While not required, candidates may also submit a letter of recommendation as a part of their application package.

Candidate Requirements

Interested applicants must be a resident of the Cerritos Community College Trustee Area 3, which includes portions of the cities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, and South Gate.

View Trustee Area 3 MapPDF document

Rating Criteria

Letters of interest will be reviewed for the following characteristics: commitment to enhancement and further development of Cerritos College; familiarity with community; familiarity with college; commitment to higher education; enhancement of current board’s skills base; and added value that the candidate brings.

View Sample Rating RubricPDF document

Selection Timeline

  • Window closes to accept letters of interest: Thursday, May 18
  • Staff will notify candidates of open interviews: Tuesday, May 30
  • Board to consider approval of nominee: Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.

The Board of Trustees will interview and nominate a candidate in open session. All powers and duties of a Board member are effective upon appointment

Contact for Questions

Cerritos College President’s Office
(562) 860-2451 extension 2204
awittig@cerritos.eduemail link