The Board recognized Ron Lind as our Community College Extension Champion with a certificate of appreciation during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 10. Ron has been a part of the Milpitas community for many years, serving in different capacities as a volunteer, especially with the Kiwanis Club and as Board Member representing our community on the San Jose Evergreen Valley College District.
Superintendent Cheryl Jordan shared a few remarks to introduce Ron: “About 12-14 years ago, Ron was on the school board for the San Jose Evergreen Community College District. During that time they passed a bond and were trying to find a way to serve the people in Milpitas. Mr. Lind had this fantastic idea and prompted the school board in San Jose Evergreen Community College District to put some bond money toward building an extension here.”
Ron shared comments about the history of the project: “To be honest, it was a great campaign slogan but not a lot of people, including me, thought we could actually pull it off. But we did because of the hard work of a whole lot of people, in this district, as well as in the San Jose Evergreen District, as well as the taxpayers of Milpitas who supported the bond measure that made this possible. … I just want to thank you for the recognition of the small role that I played along with many others.”
The site, located next to Thomas Russell Middle School, will open for class on February 1. There will be four classes offered to the community at 6:15 p.m., and two classes offered for Milpitas High School students earlier in the afternoon.