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December 20, 2011 > San Leandro Resident Elected Board President

San Leandro Resident Elected Board President

Submitted By Laura Weaver

Mrs. Isobel Dvorsky, a long-time member of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, was elected president of the Board at its latest meeting held at the district office.

A veteran board member and higher education advocate, Mrs. Dvorsky takes over as president from Livermore resident Barbara F. Mertes, Ph.D. Elected to the board in 1985 to represent San Leandro, this is Mrs. Dvorsky's sixth turn as president.

In addition to her service as a board member for the college district, Mrs. Dvorsky served as the trustee representative on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges, national president of the Association of Community College Trustees, and as the president of the California Community College Trustees Association and founding member of the Community College League of California.

Her local affiliations include serving as board member and past president of the Davis Street Family Resource Center, board member and past president of the San Leandro Scholarship Foundation, advisory board member of the San Leandro Education Foundation, and founding member and past president of the Political Action Committee for Excellence all located in San Leandro.

A former speech therapist, Mrs. Dvorsky's roots are in education. She has been recognized numerous times for her dedication to community colleges and is the recipient of the prestigious M. Dale Ensign Trustee Award given by the Association of Community College Trustees.

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