The Merced College Board of Trustees decided against filling a vacant seat during its meeting Tuesday.
Trustee Eugene Vierra resigned last month. His resignation goes into effect Dec. 5. The two candidates for the Area 5, Los Banos, trustee were Michael Amabile and Joe Gutierrez. After considering three motions, the board failed to approved either one.
It voted to delay further action until the December meeting, leaving the decision to the incoming board. Three new trustees -- Wayne Hicks, Gary Arzamendi and Jean Upton -- will be sworn in Dec. 4.