Mary Lou Falkenstein being thanked for her service.

Glen Oaks seeks nominations to fill board vacancy left by Mary Lou Falkenstein

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking nominations to fill a board of trustee vacancy left by the resignation of Mary Lou Falkenstein, who announced she will resign effective March 20.

The board thanked Falkenstein at the March board meeting for her service and dedicated a $500 leadership scholarship for a deserving Glen Oaks student over the 2017-18 school year as a “thank you” for her service.

Nominees should be a qualified and registered elector of the community college district. The person filling the seat will serve until the next scheduled election on November 20, 2018. At that time, the trustee would have the option to run for election to fill the remainder of the term which would be from 2018 to 2020. In 2020, the seat would be up for election for the “normal” six-year term length. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in the college boardroom.

Anyone interested in the seat would be appointed for the two-year portion of the vacated term right now. Candidates must express interest to the Glen Oaks president’s office by March 17 at 3 p.m.

The nomination committee will meet on March 20 to review the prospective candidates for consideration. The board will fill the seat by a majority vote the April 13 board meeting at which time the new member will complete the necessary paperwork and be sworn into office.