SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Governing Board held its annual election of officers during an organizational meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Norma Miyamoto, who represents Trustee Area 5 and served as Vice President for 2021, was elected as the new Board President. Area 3 Trustee Roberto Rodriguez, the former Secretary, was elected Board Vice President, and Kartik Raju of Area 4 was chosen as the new Board Secretary. Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, Superintendent/President of Palomar College, was elected Secretary to the Board.

The Governing Board also voted to continue its current meeting schedule on the first and third Tuesdays of every month: closed session at 4 p.m. followed by open session at 5 p.m.

“As the college prepares for a safe and strategic reopening in the coming Spring semester, we are in good hands with a Governing Board that prioritizes health and safety paired with student success,” said Dr. Rivera-Lacey. “Congratulations to our new officers, who have already demonstrated strong leadership in the previous year.”