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Billy White – Trustee

WKCCD Board Service: 8/14/02 – present
Current Term: 12/20 – 12/24
  • Businessman, Construction Consultant
  • Past Member, West Side Recreation & Park District (12 Years)
  • Board Member, Taft Sportsmen’s Club & Jr. Division
  • Member, Taft Oildorado General Board
  • Taft Union High School, Class of 1973
  • Graduate, IBEW #428, Four-Year Apprenticeship Program

Carlos Chavira – Trustee

WKCCD Board Service: 11/18/21 to present
Current Term: 2021-2022
  • Taft High School Teacher
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Liberty University
  • M.A. Human Services Counseling-Criminal Justice, Liberty University
  • Culinary Arts, Escoffier Culinary School
  • Taft College Alumni
  • Board Member of the American Legion Post 63
  • Board Member of West Side Recreation & Park District
  • Board Member of Community Garden

Dawn Cole – President

WKCCD Board Service: 4/8/10 to present
Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Healthcare and Public Agency Professional Background
  • B.S. Organizational Management, University of Laverne
  • M.B.A. with Management & Leadership Emphasis, University of La Verne
  • Board Member, Chevron Valley Credit Union
  • Member, Soroptimist International of Taft (1996-2012)

Dr. Kathy Garner Orrin – Trustee

WKCCD Board Service: 12/12/16 to present
Current Term: 12/20 - 12/24

•Executive Director, Taft District Chamber of Commerce
•A.A., Taft College, Class of 1968
•B.S., Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
•M.S., Learning Handicapped, University of LaVerne
•Ed.D, Educational Leadership, University of LaVerne
•Kiwanis Club of Taft, Member, Past President, Past Lt. Governor
•Taft Union High School Hall of Fame Committee Member
•Economic Development ad hoc Committee Appointee, City of Taft
• Oversite Board to Taft Successor Agency Member, City of Taft
•Citizen’s Bond Oversite Committee Member, Taft City School District

Michael Long – Secretary

WKCCD Board Service: 12/10/10 to present
Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Businessman, Publisher Taft Independent Newspaper
  • Founding President, Friends of the TC Library
  • Board Member, Taft Community Gardens
  • Past Member, WKCCD Citizens’ Oversight Committee