Mayor reviewing candidates for vacant CCSF trustee seat 

The City College of San Francisco board of trustees seat vacated by trustee Natalie Berg will be filled by an  appointee of Mayor Ed Lee. - CINDY CHEW/ S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
  • Cindy Chew/ S.F. Examiner file photo
  • The City College of San Francisco board of trustees seat vacated by trustee Natalie Berg will be filled by an appointee of Mayor Ed Lee.

As City College of San Francisco's board of trustees prepares to regain governing power by July, the elected officials will also soon welcome a new member to the board.

Mayor Ed Lee is reviewing candidates to fill the seat vacated by veteran trustee Natalie Berg, whose resignation from the board was announced in December. The board will honor Berg, as well as two other outgoing trustees, at its meeting Thursday.

The board saw a nearly 50 percent turnover in November's election, with three new trustees and one incumbent gaining seats despite the board's loss of authority to a special trustee in 2013. Former trustee Anita Greer did not win re-election, and trustee Lawrence Wong did not run.

Berg was first elected to the board in 1996. Prior to that, Berg served CCSF in a number of faculty and administrative capacities.

"She has been a formidable force," board President Rafael Mandelman said of Berg. "She gave most of her adult life to the college."

CCSF's elected board was sidelined after the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges sought to strip the college of its accreditation in a move that would have effectively closed the school. The commission has since been ordered by a San Francisco Superior Court judge to reconsider that decision, and the school remains open and fully accredited.

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris announced Monday that the elected trustees will reassume full responsibility on or around July 1, instead of the previous target of July 2016.

There is no deadline by which the mayor must appoint a replacement to fill Berg's seat.

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Laura Dudnick

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Laura Dudnick, a Bay Area native, covers education and planning for The San Francisco Examiner. She previously worked as a senior local editor for Patch.com, and as the San Mateo County bureau reporter and weekend editor for Bay City News Service.
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