Sunday, 16 June 2024

Mendocino College Foundation announces new officers, committees

Mendocino College Foundation members (from left to right): Channing Cornell, Tommy Thornhill, Kathy Lehner, Wilda Shock, Leroy Chase, Tod Kong, Tom Herman, Rhonada Clausen and Gary Smith. Courtesy photo.


UKIAH – The Mendocino College Foundation board of directors recently announced its 2008 slate of elected officers and committee chairs.


Foundation officers include: Tom Herman (Willits), president; Channing Cornell (Redwood Valley), vice president; and Kathryn Lehner (Ukiah), secretary/treasurer and Mendocino College’s Superintendent/President.

Executive Committee members include: Rhonada Clausen (Ukiah), special events; Wilda Shock (Lakeport), marketing committee; Tom Herman, land committee; Kathryn Lehner, secretary; Gary Smith (Ukiah), finance; and Channing Cornell, scholarships.

Members of the Board of Directors include: Kristi Barrington, John Behnke, Donna Berry, Harry Bistrin, John Bogner, Neelam Salmen and Tommy Thornhill (Ukiah); Peggy Campbell-DeBolt (Lakeport); Leroy Chase (Redwood Valley); Tod Kong (Hopland); and newly elected members David Geck (Lakeport); Jerilyn Harris (Ukiah); and Christy Scollin (Redwood Valley).

Foundation board meetings are open to the public and begin at noon. Upcoming meeting dates and locations for 2008: Tuesday, June 3, Lake Center, 1005 Parallel Drive, Lakeport; Tuesday, Sept. 9, Ukiah Campus; and Tuesday, Dec. 2, Ukiah Campus.

The Mendocino College Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation comprised of a dedicated team of volunteer community, education and business leaders who live and work in the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. It channels private funds to provide student scholarships, enrich instruction and basic skills, enhance program and staff development, and strengthen student services.

The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate support and raise funds for the benefit of the students of Mendocino College. It seeks to promote and develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the college and the business community of the district.

Additional information about the Foundation is available online at




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