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Board of Trustees
Note: For inquiries contact the Chancellor's Office at (661) 336-5104 or ChancellorOffice@kccd.edu.
      Board DocsThe Kern Community College District service area is divided into five segments for elected representation. Of the seven members of the KCCD Board of Trustees, two each represent central Bakersfield and southwest Bakersfield. One each represents Porterville, Ridgecrest and northeastern Kern County.
John Corkins Mr. John Corkins -- President

      Mr. Corkins represents the Porterville College service area and was elected in November 2006. He is the President of Research For Hire, Inc., a diversified Agri-Business Corporation; farms olives, kiwis, and citrus in Tulare and Kern Counties; and is a partner in developing commercial property in Tulare County. He serves as a Governor appointee to the 24th District Ag Association Board of Directors and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. He is a member of the Board Finance and Audit Committee and the Legislation Committee.

John Rodgers Mr. John Rodgers -- Vice President
     Mr. Rodgers is Vice President, Investments and Certified Financial Planner for Well Fargo Advisors in Bakersfield and a former elementary school teacher and administrator. He represents central Bakersfield and has been a member of the Board since December 1994. Mr. Rodgers also served as an elementary school board member and taught part-time at Bakersfield College. He currently chairs the KCCD Trustees’ Finance and Audit Committee.
Dennis Beebe Mr. Beebe -- Clerk
     Mr. Beebe represents the southwest Bakersfield service area and was elected December 2000. He is owner of a residential and business security firm. Mr. Beebe served as the Board President in 2005 and 2006. He chaired the Evaluation/Accreditation Committee and currently serves on the Legislation Committee.
Ruby Hill Mr. Ruby Hill
     Mr. Hill represents the northeastern portion of Kern County, a Bakersfield College service area. Trustee Ruben Hill is a former Bakersfield College student who comes to the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees with a wealth of leadership experience. A retired fire captain, Hill spent 16 years on the Delano High School District Board of Trustees. He also served eight years on the Delano City Council, two years of which included holding the position of Mayor of Delano. Hill said his focus on the KCCD Board of Trustees is to do what he can to assure that students continue to get a quality education.
Pauline Larwood Mrs. Pauline Larwood
     Mrs. Larwood represents central Bakersfield and was elected in November 1998. She is a business consultant and served as a member of the Kern County Board of Supervisors for 12 years. She also taught part-time at Bakersfield College. In 2004, she was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Mrs. Larwood chairs the KCCD Trustees’ Legislation Committee and also serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Kay Meek Mrs. Kay Meek
     Mrs. Meek represents the southwest Bakersfield service area and was provisionally appointed in January 2003 to fill a vacant seat. She served an earlier two-year term after being elected in a special election to fill a vacated seat. Mrs. Meek is a partner in a local automobile dealership and is a former Executive Director of the Bakersfield College Foundation. She was elected Board President in December 2006. She has served on the Legislation Committee and currently serves on the Evaluation/Accreditation Committee.
Mark Storch Mr. Mark Storch
     Mr. Mark Storch represents the Ridgecrest area and is filling a one-year vacancy on the board and will serve as a trustee representing eastern Kern County, Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties through December 2014. He is a retired Navy Captain who served 31 years on active duty, and currently works with the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) as Chief of Staff. He brings to Kern Community College District his experience in a number of leadership positions in a military setting and a proven focus on service through his work with many community organizations.
Giovanni Ruiz Mr. Giovanni Ruiz – Student Member
     Student Trustee Giovanni Ruiz grew up in Porterville and graduated from Monache High School with a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma. He is currently in his second year at Porterville College, where he is majoring in business administration. Mr. Ruiz’ academic goal is to transfer to a University of California and to pursue a career as a management analyst. At Porterville College, Mr. Ruiz is active in student government and other organizations. He serves as Associated Students of Porterville College (ASPC) Student Senate Treasurer as well as Budget Committee and Distance Education Committee Student Representative. Mr. Ruiz envisions his student trustee role as one in which he communicates with students of Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso Community College and Porterville College, encouraging collaboration and providing a student voice on the Kern Community College District (KCCD) Board of Trustees.

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