Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica College Board Elects New Chair, Vice Chair|
By Lookout Staff
January 5, 2016 -- When the Santa Monica College Board meets next week to discuss a proposed campus in Malibu, it will have two new board members at the helm.
Jaffe, who is the founder of the Santa Monica Lifelong Learning Community Project, became involved in community and education issues when her two daughters attended Santa Monica schools, college officials said.
She recently served as chair of the Community College League of California and is currently a director on the board for the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association and a member of the League of Women Voters of California Study Committee on Higher Education.
“As Board Chair, I will work with my colleagues and with our new president to ensure that SMC stays on the forefront of academic excellence, and continues to serve our community – and all our students – with distinction,” said Jaffe.
The Board is scheduled to hold a special meeting next Wednesday, January 13, to receive input on the proposed SMC Malibu campus and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s substation project located at 23555 Civic Center Drive in Malibu.
Slated to open in 2017, the proposed campus project will include five classrooms and labs, a community room that will double as an Emergency Operations Center for local emergencies, a computer lab and offices, college officials said.
Funding for construction comes from Measure S, the $135 million bond approved by the voters of Santa Monica and Malibu in 2004 to fund facilities projects, officials said.
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