College & Community Relations

Bashor and Bond re-elected to Aims Board of Trustees

Submitted on: 08-31-2005

Beth Bashor and Dick Bond have been re-elected for four-year terms on Aims Community College’s Board of Trustees. No one registered to run against the incumbents, so the three other board members voted Tuesday to officially cancel the election slated for Nov. 1. Bashor and Bond will take the oath of office Nov. 8. “I’m glad to be able to represent Aims for another four years,” Bashor said. “I think we’re on the road to some pretty great things.” The college will save an estimated $80,000 by not holding the election. “That savings to Aims is a real plus,” Bashor said. “There’s a lot more we can do with $80,000.” Before running for her first term on Aims Board of Trustees, Bashor served on the Board for Weld County School District 12 for eight years, was a school counselor for 13 years and taught high school for 16 years. This will be the last term Bashor and Bond serve on the board, as they are term-limited to two, four-year terms. “On one hand it’s a vote of confidence,” Bond said of running unopposed. “And on the other hand it’s a challenge to meet that confidence.” Before serving on Aims Board of Trustees, Bond served as the president of the University of Northern Colorado, state representative for three terms, interim president of Front Range Community College, president of Morgan Community College and as first president of the Greeley/Weld Community Foundation. Over the last term, board members have seen the college move from quarters to semesters, decide to stay on the current Greeley campus rather than relocate, develop and begin to implement a master plan, keep tuition at a steady rate for in-district students, as well as bring stability to the college with the selection of college President Marsi Liddell. Both Bashor and Bond said they look forward to the construction of a new Health Sciences building scheduled to be open for fall 2007 classes. “Aims is a wonderful community college,” Bond said. “Weld County should be proud that it is here, that it is independent, and that the Board is very careful with taxpayer’s money, because we’re taxpayers, too.”

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