WHCCD Board of Trustees Appoints Len Falter as New Trustee

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments by

COALINGA – The West Hills Community College District board of trustees has appointed Len Falter to fill the vacant seat left by the death of trustee Bill Henry.

Falter will serve the remainder of Henry’s term, which ends in December 2015. He was formally seated during the board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Falter represents Area 4 on the board and is a self-employed business owner from Lemoore. He oversaw the finance committee for the WHCCD Foundation from 2009-2012, and it contributed to his desire to serve on the board of trustees.

“I think the icing on the cake was working with the Foundation,” Falter said. “I saw all the good work that the college was doing and I loved the Foundation, so after working three years on that and understanding more about the college, I just fell in love with it.”

Community college was part of Falter’s education experience, and he said he realized how helpful the college and its staff were to him. Through his experience at Highland Community College in Illinois, he said he developed a love for education.

After he graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor’s in social sciences, he worked in telecommunications for 30 years. He started FTM Leadership in June 2010, which is a company that provides leadership development and training for businesses and employees. He is a licensed leadership coach.

“Len Falter brings a new perspective to the West Hills Board that I believe will be beneficial as we make decisions,” said Mark McKean, board president. “His background and experience are certain to enhance the discussions we have about college issues.”

Falter is the first new trustee since 1997. The sitting members have all been re-elected numerous times. Trustees are elected to serve four-year terms, and there is no limit to the number of terms they can serve.

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