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New Lone Star College trustees sworn in

December 7, 2018

With their right hands raised, the new Lone Star College trustees were sworn into office at the board meeting Thursday evening.

Newly elected trustees Michael Stoma, Ernestine Pierce and Mike Sullivan have replaced outgoing board members David Holsey, Kyle Scott and Ron Trowbridge.

Harris County District Court Judge Robert Johnson administered the oath of office to Stoma and Pierce. They solemnly swore to execute their duties; both brought family members to the ceremony.

Sullivan did not participate in the oath at the meeting, as he had been sworn in previously through State Senator Paul Bettencourt.

The board’s chairman, Alton Smith, said he was happy to have three new members on the board.

“Let’s maintain the momentum that has been established,” Smith told the full board.

Trustees serve six-year terms without compensation, during which they convene monthly to set board and system policies, establish tax rates, set budgets and monitor the system’s overall performance.

In addition to the trustees, a new slate of officers was presented and accepted by the board.

A nominating committee of trustees Art Murillo and Myriam Saldívar as well as former trustee Holsey were tasked with selecting a chair, vice chair, secretary and assistant secretary for the board.

Alton Smith, who has been serving as the board chair, was selected to continue in that capacity. Saldívar was selected as the vice chair, Murillo was selected as the secretary and Linda Good was selected to be the assistant secretary.

jane.stueckemann@chron.com

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