Brenda Knight named board president at Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College December 15, 2010
The Napa Valley College Board of Trustees elected Brenda Knight of American Canyon as president for 2011. A community activist and motivational speaker, Knight was re-elected to the board in November. She was first appointed to the board in 2007.

Michael Baldini was elected vice president and Bruce Ketron was elected clerk; both were also re-elected to the board in November.

Retiring trustee Charles Meng was thanked for his 20 years of service with a reception following the December board meeting. Newly elected trustee Bill Blair was sworn in to fill the seat vacated by Meng.

Brenda Knight served for eight years on the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees and served three years on the California Community College Trustee Board (CCCT). She was elected nationally and served for five years on the Association of Community College Trustees Board--the first African American woman to serve as chair for ACCT.

She has often been honored for her work including being named as the Senate’s 1995 Oakland Woman of the Year and in 2008 was the recipient of the CBS Channel 5 Jefferson Award for Public Service.
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