Glendale Community College Trustee Ann Ransford has been elected to a state board that sets policy, directs research and drives legislation related to California's 112 community colleges.
Ransford will be sworn in as a member of the California Community College Trustees board of directors at a meeting in Sacramento in June.
“I am looking forward to serving in this position, especially in this defining moment and interesting time for community colleges,” Ransford said in an email this week.
Ransford is Glendale Community College's first representative on the state board. Former trustee Kathleen Burke-Kelly ran unsuccessfully in 2005.
The first-term Glendale Community College trustee announced her candidacy for the board in January. She competed against 11 trustees from other colleges — including six incumbents — for eight seats. Each of the state's 72 community college districts has a vote, with the results tallied and announced at a conference during the weekend.