Former College of the Siskiyous instructor Sharon Swingle is running against two-time incumbent Barry Ohlund for the Area 4 seat on the Siskiyou Joint Community College Board of Trustees on the November 2016 ballot.

Ohlund, who has worked at Ohlund’s Office Supply for 53 years, states in an email that “the college is doing extremely well right now and I would like to continue on the Board to insure its stability of both enrollment as well as financial soundness. I want to see an expansion of new programs that offer our students opportunities they don’t now have.”

Ohlund believes his business experience is valuable on the board and his experience hiring employees will help when the college needs to replace current president Scotty Thomason in the near future.

Swingle, a recently retired instructional support specialist and teacher at COS, said she believes the college “has the reputation that students can not get all the classes they need to graduate and that needs to change.”

She said she would “significantly change the governing board’s overall willingness to listen to the other groups on campus.”

See more about Sharon Swingle at:

www.mtshastanews.com/article/20161026/NEWS/161029674/1000081

See more about Barry Ohlund at:

www.mtshastanews.com/article/20161026/NEWS/161029675/1000081