Norwalk : 8 College Trustee Finalists

The Cerritos Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Aug. 9 to interview the eight finalists seeking to fill a portion of the term left vacant by board President Barbara J. Hayden, who was elected to the Downey City Council last month.

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the board will formulate its procedure for interviewing the finalists, said Mark Wallace, director of public information.

The board decided in June to appoint a trustee to fill 15 months of Hayden's remaining 3 1/2-year term at the college in Norwalk. The balance of the term will be filled in the November, 1989, election.

Hayden was elected in 1985 to fill an unexpired term, then was reelected in November to a full four-year term.

By law, the board has until Aug. 19 to fill the trustee position, or the county superintendent of schools can call for a special election.

The eight finalists, selected from 24 applicants, include Ralph Kephart, a title engineer, Bellflower; Alexander N. Macksoud III, an assistant grocery manager, Norwalk; Paul Mangan, a director of real estate training, Cerritos, and John Moore, business executive, Cerritos.

Also, Arthur Jesus Perez, youth counselor, Hawaiian Gardens; Barbara Reed, market manager, Artesia; Frederick L. Regan, retired military, Cerritos, and Geoffrey G. Smith, business owner, Bellflower.

The two-year college has 18,000 students. The college district serves several surrounding communities.

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