MCC board member leaving to spend more time with family during retirement, two board positions will be on November ballot
MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College Board Member Dr. Judy Selberg has announced her retirement, which will take her to the east coast to be closer to her family.
Her last MCC Board meeting serving as a Trustee will be June 9.
“I am so very proud to have served my communities and citizens here in Mohave County,” said Dr. Selberg. “Being part of such a successful Board for as many years as I have, has afforded me the opportunity to help make MCC the powerful force it has become for the development and growth so important to Mohave County.”
She has represented MCC District 5 for the past 14 years and served as board secretary for many of those years. District 5 covers Mohave Valley and a portion of Lake Havasu City.
“Dr. Selberg has dedicated her professional experience and energy to supporting the mission of MCC and is a tireless advocate of public education at all levels,” said Dr. Julie Bare, MCC board president. “Judy listens and carefully considers others’ input and shares her opinions in a courteous and collaborative manner. I will miss her sense of humor and our spirited conversations, as well as her breadth and depth of understanding. Serving with Judy has been a personal and professional joy.”
Dr. Selberg said that among her goals as a trustee were to help ensure MCC has state of the art technology and learning opportunities that prepare students for the 21st century job market.
“The future looks very bright indeed as we move forward with the Strategic Plans we are creating and putting into place,” she said. “They are student centered and futuristic! I look forward to returning as a winter visitor and seeing what we continue to accomplish. Thank you students, staff, instructors and community members.”
She is also happy that she was able to use her experience and expertise to oversee fiscal responsibility and enhance training opportunities for business and health sciences and encourage high school graduates to continue their education.
“Dr. Selberg has been an exceptional Trustee,” said MCC President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein. “She always represents the thoughts of her constituents while keeping the needs of students at the forefront of all decisions. I know she will be missed by me, the students and employees of Mohave Community College.”
Her retirement will leave open the district 5 trustee seat. Board Trustee Vance Miller left the board in December to spend more time with his children and grandchildren during retirement. Mohave County Superintendent Mike File appointed Candida Hunter to serve out the remainder of Miller’s term representing the voters of District 1, which covers northern Mohave County and a portion of Kingman.
Both the District 1 and 5 seats will be on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 election. The college districts are the geographical boundaries as the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. The open seats are:
OPENINGS NEEDING TO BE FILLED
District #1, Full Term, 6 years, January 1, 2023-December 31, 2028 (Kingman East, Wikieup, Truxton, Hackberry, Peach Springs, Littlefield, North Canyon, Moccasin)
District #5, Unexpired Term, 4 years remaining, January 1, 2023-December 31, 2026. (Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Golden Shores, Yucca, Desert Hills, Lake Havasu North)
Interested Candidates should follow the Nonpartisan filing dates and complete the Nonpartisan Candidate Packet, both are available from the Mohave County Elections Department, 928-753-0733. Candidates for Mohave Community College Board of Governors must file their packets with Mohave County Elections, 700 W. Beale Street.