Galveston College Regent Armin Cantini elected to Community College Association of Texas Trustees Board of Directors
Armin Cantini was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT) at its annual conference in Austin, Texas.
CCATT is a premier source of community college trustee development that provides professional education programs and governance training through regional meetings, webinars and an annual conference. The organization focuses on delivering the latest information and research on exemplary community college practices and programs.
Regent Cantini currently serves as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Community College Leadership Council. He is also a past chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents where he is now serving a second six-year term.
He was a founding member of the Galveston College Foundation and its Universal Access Community Endowment almost two decades ago. In addition, Regent Cantini and his wife Gail have been ardent supporters of the Galveston College Nursing program and have endowed the Lynn Levin Cantini Nursing Assistance Fund.
In his remarks at the CCATT annual conference, Regent Cantini said he has followed the progression of the organization and is proud that working in concert with the Texas Association of Community Colleges, the Texas Community College Teachers Association, the Association of Community College Trustees and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board everyone has come together to speak with one voice regarding community college issues in Austin and in Washington.Read More
GALVESTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL “EFFECTIVELY” BE RAISED BY 6.83 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.35.Read More
Carla Biggers (center), executive assistant to the president of Galveston College, administers the oath of office to newly elected regent, Rebecca Trout Unbehagen, as Galveston Community College District Board of Regents Chair Raymond Lewis looks on. The Board of Regents welcomed Regent Unbehagen to Position 7 on the board at a retreat on Thursday, June 28.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section] Read More
Galveston Community College District Board of Regents revises polling locations for run-off election
The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Tuesday, May 29, approved revisions to the polling locations for the June 16 run-off election to fill the unexpired term for board position 7.
The revisions were made because of the cancellation of the runoff election for Galveston County Drainage District No. 2.
Run-off candidates for position 7 on the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents include Marie Robb and Rebecca Trout Unbehagen.
Early voting will take place June 4-8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 11-12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
Galveston County Justice Center (Second Floor Conference Room), 600 59th Street, Galveston, Texas
Galveston County Courthouse (Second Floor Mezzanine), 722 Moody, Galveston, Texas
Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, Texas
The following locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, June 16:
- Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas
- Galveston County Courthouse (Second Floor Mezzanine), 722 Moody, Galveston, Texas
- A. Morgan Elementary School, 1410 37th Street, Galveston, Texas
- Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, Texas
- Seaside Baptist Church, 16534 Termini San Luis Pass Road, Jamaica Beach, Texas
Qualified voters may vote at any of these locations during early voting and on Election Day.
Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on June 5 and may be sent to Ballots by Mail, c/o Dwight D. Sullivan, Galveston County Clerk, P.O. Box 17253, Galveston, TX 77552-7253 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Galveston College Faculty Senate, SGA and Political Science Club to host GCCD Board of Regents Candidate Forum
The Galveston College Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and Political Science Club will host a forum featuring candidates for Position 7 on the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The college will have a special election in May for the unexpired term for Position 7, which had been filled by George Black. The term for Position 7 expires in 2022.
Candidates include retiree Curtiss Brown, higher education administrator Dr. Richard A. Prets, Jr., UTMB executive director for community engagement Rebecca Trout Unbehagen, small business owner Marie Robb and attorney Keith McFatridge, all of Galveston.
The forum will be moderated by Don Davison, Galveston College Faculty Senate president and professor of business/accounting.
Citizens are invited to email questions for the candidates, in advance, to Davison at email@example.com. Audience members also will have an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates during the forum.
“Throughout its over 50-year history, Galveston College has been host to numerous political forums,” Davison said. “These forums have allowed candidates to express their platforms while at the same time giving the community the opportunity to meet and know the candidates better. As a community college, we believe forums are an essential part of the democratic process and as such are a key component of our mission to serve the community of Galveston.”
For more information, contact Don Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Galveston College Public Affairs office at (409) 944-1302