FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2006
Board of Trustees Appoints Wilk to Vacant Seat
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees selected Scott Wilk, local spokesman and district director for U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, to fill the board's vacant seat.
Wilk was one of 20 community candidates interviewed by the board during open session on Aug. 23. After the interviews, the four sitting members of the board cast four rounds of votes through which the 47-year-old Wilk emerged as the selectee.
"Scott brings experience," said board president Bruce Fortine. "He is bright, dedicated, an advocate for higher education and an outstanding human being."
Wilk attended his first board meeting on Sept. 13 and will serve in his position until the seat, vacated by Ron Gillis in July, comes up for re-election in November 2007.
"Scott Wilk brings a keen understanding of the political processes at work in Sacramento and Washington," said Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, superintendent-president of College of the Canyons, "and possesses an in-depth knowledge of local, as well as national, education issues. His passion for education and workforce training issues will prove invaluable in his service as a member of the Board of Trustees team."
Wilk has said he was "humbled" by his appointment and that he will definitely run for the position in 2007.