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College of Marin Trustees Fill Vacant Seat

Stuart Tanenberg Appointed to Serve as Trustee

KENTFIELD, CA—April 2, 2014—At a special meeting last night held at the College of Marin Kentfield Campus, the Board of Trustees selected Stuart Tanenberg to fill the seat left open by the resignation of former Trustee Dr. James Namnath. Namnath resigned in February when he moved to the Sacramento area for work related purposes.

The position was advertised in local newspapers and fourteen applications were received. Seven were selected to be interviewed last night. There were several rounds of interviews. After each round Trustees selected their top candidates and the field was narrowed to three, then to two, and in the last round Tanenberg was selected.

College of Marin Superintendent/President David Wain Coon, Ed.D., commends the Board of Trustees for developing a transparent process to fill the empty seat. “The process was fair, transparent, and resulted in the selection of a candidate who has many years of experience and is well suited for the position,” said Coon.

Tanenberg has lived in Marin for 40 years and brings to College of Marin over 30 years of experience having served on various local boards, councils and committees. He has previously served as president of both the Larkspur Corte Madera School District Board of Trustees and the Marin County Special Education Advisory Council. In his application for the position Tanenberg stated that he will work collaboratively and is committed to the College’s success. “I am well aware of the importance of providing oversight and accountability and will be diligent in that effort,” Tanenberg said. Tanenberg will serve through 2015, at which time his seat will be up for re-election.

“We are all very pleased to welcome Stuart to the College and are looking forward to working with him in the coming months,” said Coon. “His significant experience on boards and extensive business acumen will be great assets to the College as we move forward.”

Tanenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Beressi Custom Manufacturing Company and resides in Larkspur, CA. He has an MBA from Dominican University of California and a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University.



Marin Community College District
On February 1, 2014, Dr. James Namnath resigned from his position as Trustee of the Board for the Marin Community College District, creating a vacancy as of that date.

At a duly scheduled special meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 1, 2014, Stuart Tanenberg was named the provisional appointee to the Board. Unless a petition calling for special election containing a sufficient number of signatures is filed in the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools within thirty (30) days of the provisional appointment, the appointment shall become an effective appointment. (Education Code 5092)

Dated: April 3, 2014
Marin Community College District
Dr. David Wain Coon
Superintendent/President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

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