COD board meeting cancelled in light of election

Taira Alabi and Joash Mencias

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Correction: This article has been updated with the correct name of the spokesman quoted (April 15, 4:13 p.m.)

Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify the role of the spokesman quoted (April 15, 4:15 p.m.)

The College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting for April has been cancelled in light of the recent board election, according to a spokesman for the college. The meeting was scheduled to take place Thursday, April 16.

Randall Samborn, a spokesman working on behalf of the college, explained over the phone that the current board called off the meeting to ensure “an orderly transfer of college business… be made to the new board at its organizational meeting.”

This cancellation comes after the election of reform candidates Deanne Mazzochi, Frank Napolitano and Charles Bernstein, each of which who were endorsed by current board member Kathy Hamilton.

In response to the meeting cancellation, Napolitano said that his fellow slate members had confidence and excitement for the future of the board.

“We will conduct the board meetings in an open and transparent way with the best interest of all stakeholders in mind, working to move the college forward and restore the public trust in this fine institution while working to improve academic results for all students,” Napolitano said in a statement.

UPDATE: A Board meeting will take place on April 30 at 7 p.m in the Student Services Center. The event will feature the swearing in of the three new candidates.

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