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Trustee Appointment Information

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees seeks applicants to represent Trustee Area 2. To be eligible for a provisional appointment and serve on the board, applicants must reside within the boundaries of Trustee Area 2 (see map).

Update: Calvin L. Smith was appointed on Monday, October 30, 2023, by the Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees to fill the Trustee Area 2 vacancy.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must:

  • Reside in Trustee Area 2
  • Aged 18 or older
  • Be a registered voter

Candidates must not be employed by the district, nor be disqualified from holding civil office by the Constitution or any law of the state.

Specifics of the provisional appointment process are:

  • Provisional appointments are subject to the conditions of Education Code 5091.
  • Applicants must meet the legal qualifications for members of the board as stated in the Constitution and other laws (Education Code 72022).
  • The person appointed to the position shall hold office only until the next regularly scheduled election on Nov. 5, 2024, and may run for re-election at that time. To be eligible for re-election, the candidate must be a resident of Trustee Area 2.
  • A provisional appointment confers all powers and duties of a governing board member upon the appointee immediately following his or her appointment.
  • Board members will vote during a public meeting to select a provisional appointee.


The application deadline is 4:30 PM Thursday, October 19, 2023

Applications must be received by the Superintendent/President’s Office by 4:30 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Applications can be emailed to Jacqua Morrison at, mailed to the President’s Office at 41888 Motor Car Parkway, Temecula, CA 92591 or delivered to the Front Lobby, to the attention of the President’s Office/Jacqua Morrison at 41888 Motor Car Parkway, Temecula, CA 92591.

Appointment Process Timeline

  • October 19, 2023 – Deadline for completed applications to be submitted by applicants (due no later than 4:30 PM). 
  • October 20 – 23, 2023 – Applications are reviewed by college district to confirm eligibility of potential candidates.
  • October 24, 2023 – Deliver a list of qualified candidates to the Board Secretary.
  • October 30, 2023 – At a public meeting, the board will interview eligible candidates, vote for and announce the elected appointee, and administer the oath of office to the appointee. 


Practical information from the Community College League of California:

Desirable Qualities of Applicants

  • Knowledge and involvement in within the community/district
  • Commitment to equitable student success
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of financial/budgeting and community college funding issues
  • Availability to invest time in district activities, professional development, community events
  • Experience in community relations
  • Demonstrated interest in higher education strategic planning issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a group decision-making environment
  • Interest or prior experience in advocacy/lobbying activities
  • Willingness to speak in public
  • Familiarity with technology
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to develop/understand and implement public policy
  • Experience and understanding of the board's role in labor negotiations
  • Experience with personnel issues unique to higher education
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of those from a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds


  • Attend all regular, special, and related Board meetings
  • Thoroughly review the published Board agenda prior to attending and voting on items presented
  • Ensure that the work of the institution is done
  • Create and maintain a climate for student success
  • Provide representation for the general citizenship within the district appointed area
  • Attend community events on behalf of the District
  • Attend professional development opportunities
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Board as a whole to develop good policy for the district’s personnel and operating guidelines
  • Contribute to budget decisions and approve budget documents
  • Speak openly about one’s personal point of view during discussions
  • Model civility and professionalism by working well and resolving conflict constructively


Thank you for your interest in serving on the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees.