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Trustee search on college agenda

June 8, 2013

It is possible the Howard County Junior College District Board of Trustees could have a new member as soon as Monday.

The board meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room, and one of the main topics to consider will be finding a replacement for former trustee Larry McLellan, who resigned in May following his election as Big Spring mayor.

Trustees will meet in closed session to discuss possible candidates for the position. College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks would not comment on the number of applicants the board will consider, but said it is possible a new trustee could be named Monday.

McLellan was appointed to the college board in 2008 following the death of long-time District 3 trustee Harold Davis. In 2010, he was elected to serve the remainder of Davis' unexpired term, then was elected to a full six-year term in 2012.

Whoever is appointed to the position will serve at least until the next round of trustee elections in May 2014, at which time he or she can run for the remainder of McLellan's unexpired term.

Also Monday, trustees are expected to authorize the issuance of $10.6 million in revenue bonds to finance the construction of two new buildings at the district's San Angelo campus.

The bonds will be paid for by San Angelo student tuition and fees, Sparks said.

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