• Pat Donohue Files for Third Term on Hartnell College Board

    Pat Donohue, an eight-year incumbent on the Hartnell College Board of Trustees, filed her papers with the Monterey County Elections Department today for re-election in November.
    Ms. Donohue, a Salinas resident for more than 40 years and who served for 35 years with the City of Watsonville’s Parks and Recreation Department before her retirement as director, said she wanted to continue her role in the success of Hartnell’s expanding programs to serve the community. She noted the college’s reaccreditation, financial security, and construction of new buildings on its campuses as accomplishments.
    A new under-construction science building will house an expanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. Growing graduation and transfer rates express student success.  Hartnell’s Computer Science in three years program in collaboration with California State University Monterey Bay received a $5 million Education Innovation Award. The Alisal Campus is home to a NASA-sponsored science and aerospace academy, igniting the imaginations of children of all ages, as well as thriving Agri-Business and Technology and Sustainable Construction programs.  The King City campus continues to serve a growing number of students.
    “I’m proud of my work on the Board of Trustees as I represent your interests at our community college,” she said. “As either Vice President or President of the Board for four of the past eight years, I believe I’ve represented our district well in ensuring student success and achievement, fiscal responsibility, and, most importantly, that our community college is just that – one that uniquely serves our community.”
    Ms. Donohue is the step-mother of former Mayor Dennis Donohue, and mother of Michelle Donohue-Mendoza, dean of student services at Cabrillo College.
    Ms. Donohue has long been active in Soroptimist International, an organization of 38,000 business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls around the world. She recently finished service as president of the Americas (and part of Asia).
    She is endorsed by fellow Hartnell Trustees Candi DePauw, Erica Padilla-Chavez and student Trustee Hector Moya.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 14, 2015

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