By Jen Burnett @JBURNETT11
As the elections near, Chabot Las Positas Community College District will see two names competing for the Area 7 opening in November. On the ballot will be Livermore residents, William Macedo and Edralin Maduli. Elections take place Nov. 8, 2016.
Livermore resident William Macedo was appointed to the Chabot Las Positas Community College Board of Trustees following the retirement of the late Barbara Mertes.
After a two-year term on the board, he is up for election.
Unlike his opponent Edralin Maduli, Macedo does not have a background in academics and education. He earned his degree from Cal State Hayward in business, according to information published in “The Independent.”
Macedo is interested in furthering career development and training throughout the Tri-Valley through programs such as the Tri-Valley Education Consortium that works together with participating schools, the regional Occupational Programs as well as one of Livermore’s largest employers, the national lab.
Livermore resident Edralin Maduli is no newcomer when it comes to the functions of a community college. As vice chancellor of West Valley-Mission Community College District, former first vice president of Business Services at Las Positas College and assistant superintendent/vice president at Cuesta College, he has a background in what drives a community college.
Maduli looks to pave the way for community colleges to become tuition free. As a former community college graduate, Maduli knows the importance of a two-year degree.
He previously served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and taught math at Edwards Air Force Base and the Los Angeles City College in Thailand.