Trustees

Board of Trustees Code of Ethics

The Board maintains high standards of ethical conduct for its members.  Members of the Board are responsible to the following code of ethics:

"I pledge my best efforts as a trustee of the West Hills Community College District to

  • evidence good citizenship in community and state affairs;
  • refrain from making any decision or commitments concerning community college governance, except in Board meetings or when designated by the Board to do so;
  • avoid situations leading to conflicts of interest;
  • bring credit to the District through personal effort, either directly or indirectly, in business, social, professional and personal relationships;
  • make decisions which are responsive to the geographic distribution and social, ethnic, economic, and minority make-up of the community;
  • make decisions which give priority to the students;
  • keep informed on matters pertaining to the community college movement;
  • fulfill the responsibilities of my commission without regard to prejudice or partisanship."

 

Nina Oxborrow

Nina Oxborrow
ninaoxborrow@whccd.edu
Clerk
Trustee Area 1

Nina Oxborrow has served on the Board of Trustees since November, 1997 and currently holds the position as Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Oxborrow and her family reside in Coalinga, California and are the owners of Oxborrow Enterprises, Inc., a local construction company.  She attended West Hills College. Mrs. Oxborrow serves on the West Hills College Foundation Board, Finance Committee for the Redevelopment Agency and CHS-ART Committee.  She states “The value of our community college is evident when speaking with our students and citizens.  By reaching out and continually providing educational opportunities for the people in our communities, we all benefit."

 

Sal Raygoza Salvador Raygoza
Trustee Area 2

Salvador Raygoza is a 25 year resident of Firebaugh and the city’s current Chief of Police. He is a provisional trustee and represents Trustee Area 2, which includes the Firebaugh and Mendota area. He has been greatly involved both in the community and with West Hills College. He has volunteered in many roles in the community, including as the Executive Director of the Firebaugh Police Activities League, Board Member of Firebaugh Committee of Police Personnel, Pal Soccer League Coordinator, City of Firebaugh festival planning committee volunteer and as a Fresno Police Officer’s Association member. According to Mr. Raygoza, “Giving back is a big part of my philosophy and I believe in working with other board members and staff toward the common goal of better educational opportunities and facilities for West Hills College students.”

 

Martin Maldonado

Martin Maldonado
martinmaldonado@whccd.edu
Trustee Area 3

Martin Maldonado was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2015, replacing former Trustee Edna Ivans.  Mr. Maldonado lives in Avenal, California and is the owner of Avenal Lube and Tire.  Mr. Maldonado previously served on the Avenal City Council and is a graduate of West Hills College Coalinga, where he received an associate's degree in automotive technology in 1989.  He earned a teaching credential in vocational education in 1997.  Mr. Maldonado is interested in increasing the number of courses offered to surrounding communities and in providing outreach to students in those areas.  When submitting his candidate application, Mr. Maldonado stated, "I want to participate in helping our students receive a better education."

 Bobby C. Lee

Bobby Lee
bobbylee@whccd.edu
Trustee Area 4

Bobby Lee was elected to the Board of Trustees in November and began his four year term in December 2015. Mr. Lee is from Lemoore and is a businessman and retired naval officer. He is also a former Lemoore City Council member, former Kings County Grand Jury foreman and has been a member of various boards including the Kings United Way, Lemoore Christian Aid, Kings County Mosquito Abatement District and Kings County Finance boards.

Mark McKean

Mark McKean
markmckean@whccd.edu
President
Trustee Area 5

Mark McKean has served on the Board of Trustees since November, 1991 and currently holds the position as President of the Board of Trustees. He and his family reside in Riverdale, California and he is the Owner Manager of McKean Farms. Mr. McKean attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Colorado State University. His professional affiliations and service organizations include the Kings River Conservation District and numerous water-related boards. When asked what excites him about the West Hills Community College District, Mr. McKean responded “Providing quality, educational opportunities to the people of Fresno and Kings Counties.”

 

Steve Cantu

Steve Cantu
stevecantu@whccd.edu
Trustee Area 6

Steve Cantu has served on the Board of Trustees since February, 1996. He and his wife reside in Tranquillity, California. Mr. Cantu is the owner/operator of S. Cantu Farms. He attended West Hills College and California State University, Fresno. His professional affiliations and service organizations include Valley Health Team; USDA Cotton Board; and the National Cotton Council. When asked what excites him about the West Hills Community College District, Mr. Cantu states, “The new facilities at the Lemoore Campus, the upgrades at the Coalinga Campus along with the Farm of the Future, and the expansion of the North District Center, Firebaugh Campus. These improvement benefit our programs and give our students an opportunity for a well-rounded education.”

 

Jeff Levinson

Jeff Levinson
jefflevinson@whccd.edu
Vice President
Trustee Area 7

Jeff Levinson has served on the Board of Trustees since November, 1985.  Mr. Levinson and his family reside in Lemoore, California and he is an attorney at Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin, L.L.P. He attended UC Riverside; UC Berkeley; and San Joaquin College of Law. His professional affiliations and service organizations include the Kings County Bar; American Bar Association, State Bar of California; Kiwanis Club of Lemoore; and the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce. He is also the author of several books. Mr. Levinson states the “continuing opportunities for our students, staff and district communities” is what excites him about the West Hills Community College District.