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McALLEN — South Texas College’s board is currently accepting nominations to fill the unexpired term of the late Mike Allen for the District 3 seat.

The term for the seat expires in May 2016 and encompasses South McAllen, Southwest Pharr, Hidalgo, Southeast Mission and Granjeno.

“From finance to facilities and workforce issues, the decisions made by our STC board members have a profound impact on the lives of thousands of Rio Grande Valley students,” explained STC Board Chair Gary Gurwitz. “I have served on the college’s board since its founding in 1993 and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have served with some tremendous leaders, including the late, great Mike Allen.

“I hope that community members will recognize the importance of this position and strongly consider nominating someone devoted to student success and access,” he continued. “Mike was so passionate about giving students the opportunities they needed for success and creating pathways to good paying, long term jobs. He realized that economic development for our region hinged on helping students achieve their academic dreams. We look forward to working with a new board member that shares his passion for the college and community.”

Members of STC’s board participate in regular working groups focused on the future development of the college. Trustees also participate in monthly public meetings and are encouraged to participate in college-wide activities as their schedules permit. Trustees are tasked with listening to the constituents of their district and ensuring those voices are represented in addressing college issues.

A qualified candidate must be a resident qualified voter, have been a continuous resident of District 3 for the previous six months, and of the State of Texas for the previous 12 months, prior to the day on which the appointment is made.

For a Request for Consideration Form, map of District 3 or questions regarding the procedure and deadline contact Andrew Fish, Office of the President of South Texas College, at 872-3555 or at atfish@southtexascollege.edu, or visit www.southtexascollege.edu/board. Packets will be accepted through March 7 at 4 p.m.

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