The 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.
Mrs. Meek represents the southwest Bakersfield service area, Area III 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.More about Kay Meek
Mr. Storch represents the Area II service area and was elected in November 2014. Area II spans across eastern Kern County, and includes Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties. He is a retired Navy Captain and currently works with DCS Corporation in Ridgecrest as the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to his retirement from the Navy, he served as the Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. He brings to Kern Community College District his experience in a number of military leadership positions and wants to support the continued success of all the Colleges in the District. Mr. Storch holds a BS in Physics from Miami University and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Mr. Romeo Agbalog represents Area IV that encompasses Delano and environs. He serves as senior district representative to Senator Jean Fuller. A lifelong resident of Delano and an alumnus of Bakersfield College, Mr. Agbalog brings a wealth of board experience to KCCD including previous board positions with the Delano Union School District, the foundation board for Bakersfield College’s Delano Campus, and on the Bakersfield College Foundation Board representing the Delano Center.
Mr. Beebe represents the southwest Bakersfield service area, Area III 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.
Mr. Corkins represents the Porterville College service area, Area V 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.More about John Corkins
Mr. Carter represents the Area I service area and was elected in November 2014. A Bakersfield native, he attended local schools including Bakersfield College. Mr. Carter is a residential builder and developer for many years. His responsibilities include managing hundreds of employees and overseeing budgets, projects and future planning. His most recent projects include a move into commercial building. He also serves on the board of the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Ward 2 Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee.
Mr. Thomas represents the Area I service area since September 8, 2016. He was a former professor at Bakersfield College. He served as a Congressman from California from 1979 to 2007. On November 2, 2006, he was honored by having the newly remolded Bakersfield College Planetarium dedicated in his name. Mr. Thomas recently served as senior advisor on the KCCD Bond Blue Ribbon Committee, providing bond education on the District’s recent bond measure efforts, Measure J.