On behalf of Saddleback College’s students, faculty, staff, and management, I would like to congratulate Dr. Barbara J. Jay for being named as the provisional (interim) trustee for area 3 representing Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point and party of Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, San Clemente and unincorporated areas until December 2nd, 2016. The decision was made by the SOCCCD board at the Monday, April 27th board meeting to fill the vacancy due to the passing of Trustee William O. Jay.
Dr. Jay brings a wealth of experience to the board, having owned, operated and managed a local business in south Orange County. She has a D.D.S. from the University of Southern California. Her top priority as a trustee is to protect the educational quality at the colleges because she considers that to be the key to better lives for the South Orange County Community College students.
Dr. Jay is the wife of the late Trustee William O. Jay of the South Orange County Community College District. Trustee William O. Jay was also a former administrator, dean and professor for Saddleback College. Both of their children attended and graduated from Saddleback College.
Dr. Jay will make a terrific interim for the board of trustees and we welcome her to the district.