Board of Trustees
Trustees

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.”

 

Nina Oxborrow

Nina Oxborrow

ninaoxborrow@whccd.edu

Vice President

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."

 

Jack Minnite

Jack Minnite

jackminnite@whccd.edu

Clerk of the Board

Trustee Area 2

Jack Minnite has served on the Board of Trustees since December, 1996 and currently holds the position as Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Minnite and his wife reside in Firebaugh, California and are retired restaurant owners. He attended West Hills College, at the time known as Coalinga Junior College. His professional affiliations and service organizations include the Firebaugh Rotary; and the Fresno County Water Advisory Committee. Mr. Minnite and his wife are the proud parents of 3 children and 6 grandchildren. When asked what excites him about the West Hills Community College District, Mr. Minnite commented “There is a hunger for knowledge that I have never seen anywhere else than on the west side. West Hills College is meeting that need. It is our responsibility to make this education available.”

 

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.”

 

Len Falter

Len Falter

lenfalter@whccd.edu

Trustee Area 4

Len Falter was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2013. He and his wife reside in Lemoore, California and he is the owner of FTM Leadership Services, Inc.  He attended Highland Community College in Freeport, IL and Chapman University in Orange County, CA.  His previous professional affiliations and service organizations include the West Hills Community College Foundation Board; KVPT - Valley Public Television Board; and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Board.  When asked why he wants to serve on the West Hills Community College District Board of Trustees, Mr. Falter states, “I think the icing on the cake was working with the Foundation.  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.”

 

Edna Ivans
Edna Ivans

ednaivans@whccd.edu

Trustee Area 3

Edna Ivans has served on the Board of Trustees since June, 1967. Mrs. Ivans and her husband reside in Avenal, California and she is a retired pharmacist. Mrs. Ivans attended the University of Southern California. Her professional affiliations and service organizations include the American Pharmacists Association; California Pharmacists Association; Kings/Tulare Pharmacists Association; Delta Kappa Gamma; Avenal Business Association; Kings County Juvenile Justice Committee; and the Kings County Art Center Foundation Board. The women’s residence hall, Edna L. Ivans Hall, at West Hills College Coalinga is named in her honor. Her achievements also include Fresno Bee/YMCA Business/Professional Woman of the Year Finalist; Avenal Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; Avenal Parent Teacher Association Life Member; and Advisor to the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Program of Bergen Brunswig Inc. Mrs. Ivans states, “The dynamic changes in every phase of life requires that a community college be flexible and adapt to these changes. We prepare our constituents for a richer life within the community. I believe that we should all be willing to give something of ourselves and use our talents to achieve goals that will benefit the world around us. It excites me to see that West Hills College constantly responds and changes. I like being a part of an institution that can and does make a difference.”

 

Jeff Levinson

Jeff Levinson

jefflevinson@whccd.edu

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.