Coast Community College Board gets new secretary

Board members of the Coast Community College District have appointed Julie Frazier-Mathews as its new board secretary.

Board President Jim Moreno said Wednesday that after an extensive recruitment process, the board selected Frazier-Mathews for her 15 years of experience in executive-level support, administrative services, personnel management and time spent working with and for elected officials.

"The entire board looks forward to her skills, leadership and experience," Moreno said. "In these tough times, we need people like her to get this tough work done. I think she'll bring some outstanding skills to help the board of trustees continue our mission to educate the youth of our community."

Frazier-Matthews replaces interim secretary Daryl Bentencur who filled in after Christian Teeter left the job.

She was most recenlty employed as the executive assistant for the office of San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris. She will begin her new position Thursday.

According to Coastline staff, her job will involve overseeing the board's agenda, contracts, hiring documents for staff and faculty, internal and external correspondence, and handling resolutions with local government, among other tasks.

Frazer-Matthew earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and leadership from Concordia and a master's degree in public administration from Cal State San Bernardino.

"I am honored to have been given this opportunity," she said in a news release. "Coast Colleges has an excellent reputation and I look forward to working with the board of trustees and the chancellor."

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Costa Mesa, the district serves more than 60,000 students with 300 degrees and certificate programs annually among its three community colleges, Orange Coast College, Golden West College and Coastline Community College.

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