YCCD board members bow out

Wednesday's Yosemite Community College District board meeting was the last for current board Chairman Pat Dean, (Area 1: Tuolumne, Calaveras and eastern Stanislaus Counties) and Vice Chairman Desirree Abshire (Area 2: eastern Stanislaus County) before vacating their seats in December.

Earlier this year, Dean, a trustee since 2003, said she would not be running for re-election for the YCCD board of trustees.

Shortly after that announcement, Abshire, who was elected in 2006, declared her intention not to run again.

The YCCD board has not undergone a two-member change in the same election since the 2000 board election.

The final results of this year's board election are not yet official, as provisional ballots are still being tallied in Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.