STOCKTON -- San Joaquin Delta College trustees have selected longtime Tracy resident and retired Delta College executive assistant Valerie Stewart-Green to serve on the College’s governing board.
Stewart-Green replaces Trustee Teresa Brown, who passed away on Sept. 11.
The provisional appointment will last until the November 2024 election, when Brown’s term was set to expire. Stewart-Green represents Area 6, including the communities of Tracy and Mountain House.
"I'm happy and excited for this opportunity," Stewart-Green said. "I want to make sure that our students have the best opportunities for education and are successful, and that we do what is best for the community.”
A resident of Tracy for 26 years, Stewart-Green worked at Delta College for 22 years until her recent retirement. Most of her tenure at Delta was in the President’s Office where she worked with College administrators and the Board. Stewart-Green has a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
"I'm pleased to welcome Trustee Stewart-Green to the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with her," said Delta College Superintendent/President Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson. "Delta College serves a pivotal role in the community, and the Board’s oversight and guidance is an essential part of that. We will continue to work collaboratively on the shared goal of student success.”
Six candidates applied for the open seat and were interviewed at Tuesday evening's special Board meeting. Stewart-Green was then selected and sworn in by Board President Dr. Charles Jennings.
Under state law, the appointment is provisional. The public has 30 days from the date of the appointment to file a petition, containing a sufficient number of signatures, with the San Joaquin County superintendent of schools in order to require a special election. If no petition is filed, the appointment becomes effective.