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Deadline to File for RCC Board Election is Thursday

Five members of the Rogue Community College Board of Education have filed as candidates in the May 21 district election. The deadline to file is March 21.

The RCC Board of Education consists of seven elected members representing designated zones within Jackson and Josephine counties. Board members serve four-year terms.

Five positions are up for election this spring, including two seats held by interim members appointed to fill mid-term vacancies. Incumbents seeking to retain seats on the board are Claudia Sullivan, Zone 1; Pat Fahey, Zone 2; Patricia Ashley, Zone 4; Kevin Talbert, Zone 5; and Roger Stokes, Zone 6.

Candidates must file by 5 p.m. March 21 with the Josephine County Elections Division, located in the courthouse at 500 NW Sixth St. in Grants Pass. The Josephine County elections office coordinates elections for the RCC District, which includes Jackson County.

To be eligible, candidates must be a resident of the zone in which they are seeking election. To determine zone boundaries and other eligibility requirements, contact the elections office at 541-474-5240.

Board members are elected to four-year terms with no restriction on term limits. Two positions up for election this spring have terms that expire in 2021; those seats are currently held by members who were appointed on an interim basis following retirement of the elected officials.

Zones with open seats are as follows:
– Zone #1: 4-year term.
– Zone #2: 2-year term.
– Zone #4: 4-year term.
– Zone #5: 4-year term.
– Zone #6: 2-year term.

The RCC Board is responsible for programs, budgets, policy and college contracts. The college president reports directly to the board and, through the administrative staff, carries out board policies at the college. Board representatives cannot have contractual, employment or other financial interest in the college.

Board meetings are held in the afternoon of the third Tuesday of each month with periodic special meetings. Meeting participation in person is encouraged.

For more information about the RCC Board and its functions, visit or call Cheryl Johnson at 541-956-7001.