The Cuesta College Board of Trustees appointed the following 7 individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC): 

Gayla Chapman, at-large representative
Robert Mancell, at-large representative
Susan Dressler, senior citizens group representative
Susan Middleton, at-large representative
George Galvan, at-large representative
Linda Mielke, at-large representative
Jordan Jantzen, student representative
Patrick O’Hara, business representative
Scott Lathrop, taxpayer organization representative
Anneka Scranton, support organization representative
Duane Leib, at-large representative
Kathy Smith, at-large representative


In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the COC will:

  • Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure L bond proceeds;
  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure L bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure L; and
  • Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure L bond proceeds.
  • All appointments will be made by the Board from applications submitted to the District.


The committee will consist of at least seven members:

  • One student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government.
  • One member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
  • One member active in a senior citizens' organization.
  • One member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
  • One member active in a support organization for the college, such as a foundation.
  • Two members of the community at-large.


The initial appointments are staggered, such that some of the initial appointees have been appointed to serve one full two-year term.  The other initial appointments serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board for a second and third two-year term.

If you are interested in filling out a COC application, it will be kept on file for future review. 

Download the Oversight Committee Application (Word doc)