CCC Board of Trustees swears in Gayla Brumfield as new member

By Jack King

Gayla Brumfield, owner of Colonial Real Estate in Clovis, was sworn in as the new District 1 trustee for Clovis Community College at CCC’s regular board meeting Wednesday.
Brumfield replaces Ted Hartley, who has been appointed a judge in the 9th Judicial District.
“I’m really excited,” Brumfield said, “I’ve always been very supportive of Clovis Community College. I think they have some great things going on and I hope to help continue that.”
In other business, 27 employees were recognized for service to the college and awarded service pins.
The college’s board of trustees approved its 2003-2004 operating budget, with total expenditures of $21,382,239.
College President Beverlee McClure said CCC experienced enrollment growth in excess of 7 percent in the 2002-2003 academic year. To cope with the growth, the college is proposing that a classroom addition be built onto the Library/Technology Center currently under construction on the northeast campus. The proposal will be submitted to the state Commission on Higher Education, then be ranked by the commission’s facilities committee for submission to the Legislature.
McClure said normally it takes at least two years for such proposals to be approved by the Legislature.
The 28,000-square-foot Library/Technology Center is scheduled to be completed in October and will open in January, said Mike Schmidt, vice president for administration and finance.