Martin and Viss Elected Board Chair and Vice Chair at YCCD

Press Release         No. 13-07


Modesto Junior College & Columbia College

Date:  December 11, 2013

Contact: Nick Stavrianoudakis, Director of Public Affairs: (209) 575-6959,

MODESTO, CA – The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees elected Trustee Dr. Lynn Martin of Sonora as the new YCCD Board Chair through November 2014 at its annual organizational meeting.  Martin has served on the YCCD Board since 2010, representing YCCD Trustee Area 1, which includes Tuolumne County, eastern Stanislaus County and areas in Calaveras County.  Martin will also remain as the Board’s representative on the Columbia College Foundation.  Martin succeeds outgoing Chair Abe Rojas of Turlock. 

The Board also elected Don Viss of Waterford (representing YCCD Trustee Area 2, which includes Oakdale, Riverbank, Waterford and eastern portions of Modesto) to serve as Vice Chair.  In other action, Trustees Abe Rojas and Linda Flores were appointed to serve on the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization and the Association of Stanislaus County School Boards as member and alternate, respectively.  In addition, Abe Rojas will represent the Board with the Valley Insurance Program/Joint Powers Agency, Trustee Anne DeMartini with the Great Valley Museum, and Mike Riley with the Modesto Junior College Foundation.

The YCCD covers a 4,500 square mile area and serves a population of over 625,000, encompassing all of two counties (Stanislaus and Tuolumne) and parts of four others (Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara).  Board meetings will continue to be held the second Wednesday of each month, with open session generally beginning at 5:30pm. 

Don Viss and Dr. Lynn Martin - YCCD -


Don Viss and Dr. Lynn Martin
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