Board members welcomed new student trustees
(Grossmont College) and
(Cuyamaca College). They also commended the colleges for their work on putting together the virtual commencement videos, and said they hoped some aspects of the videos would be kept for the future.
talked about how she has been emotionally affected by the protests since the death of George Floyd. She said she was heartened to see people from all races participating in the protests and hopes that systemic change will occur.
said she is committed to putting students first and wants to serve as an example to ensure that everyone is taken care of and everyone matters. She said she was sad but hopeful about recent events.
for putting Resolution 20-015 on the agenda, saying he had had been wanting to express his thoughts about the Black Lives Movement and anti-racism.
said he was encouraged by the diversity of those participating in protests and that the protests are continuing. He said was also impressed by those who volunteered to help clean up La Mesa the day after businesses were damaged there.
Cuyamaca College Student Trustee
thanked the board members for welcoming him and said he was honored to be serving on the Governing Board.
Grossmont College Student Trustee
also thanked board members for their welcome. He attended the Student Trustee Caucus meetings and heard about other boards are planning to reopen their campuses.
said the continued protests for police reform show that people are serious about wanting change. She said the protests must lead to changes in policy and laws.