NORWALK - The Cerritos College Board of Trustees has appointed retired school administrator Jean McHatton to the seat left vacant by the death of Bob Epple.Of nine candidates to replace Epple, three were interviewed at the regular board meeting on June 8. McHatton was selected after a vote of the board. McHatton, of Cerritos, is a retired director of curriculum at the Whittier Union High School District. In her presentation at the meeting, she said that student success is her priority. She also noted that her 41 years of experience as an educator "will be an asset to the board" as will her "passion for education." McHatton is no stranger to Cerritos College. She has served on the college's Foundation Board since 1999 and the college's Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee since 2004. She also served on the presidential search committee in 2009. She was sworn in Wednesday and will serve the remainder of the term which ends in 2012.
********** Published: June 16, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 9