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Candidates Vie for STLCC Board of Trustees Seat

February 08, 2018

Voters will go to the polls on April 3 to elect local officials to represent their communities.

St. Louis Community College will have five candidates on the ballot for the Subdistrict 1 seat on the Board of Trustees. Subdistrict 1 includes the Hazelwood, Ferguson-Florissant, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Pattonville, Ritenour, University City, Normandy, Clayton and Ladue school districts.

The Subdistrict 1 seat is currently held by Doris Graham, Ph.D., who was elected to the seat in 2012 and is seeking reelection. In addition to Graham, the candidates are Marsha Bonds, Theodis Brown Sr., Joy Elliott and Lonetta Oliver, Ph.D.

Serving on the Board

St. Louis Community College’s Board of Trustees represent four subdistricts of the College’s service area. Members are elected periodically by district voters for six-year terms.

There are seven trustees – six are elected and one is appointed by the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education. The appointed trustee also serves a six-year term.

The job of the board is to represent the public in determining and requiring appropriate organizational performance and to focus efforts on responsibilities such as:

  • selection of the chancellor
  • fiduciary governance
  • adequate financial support such as oversight of the annual budget process; and
  • compliance with all applicable federal, state and local mandates.

All candidates who are interested in a board seat must file a Declaration of Candidacy within the timeframe announced by the College prior to an election. To qualify as a candidate, you must be a resident voter in the district and subdistrict; be at least 21 years of age; be a resident voter of your election district for at least one year preceding the election for which you are filing as a candidate; and be a citizen of the United States, whether by birth or naturalization.