Board of Trustees

Yakima Valley College is governed by a five-member board of trustees consisting of citizens who reside throughout Community College District 16. Board members are appointed by the Governor.

Dr. Sara Cate, Chair
Dr. Sara Cate, ChairPhysician
Appointed 2015
Ms. Rosalinda Mendoza
Ms. Rosalinda MendozaIndependent Consultant
Appointed 2013
Mr. Patrick Baldoz
Mr. Patrick BaldozED/CEO South Central Workforce Council
Appointed 2016
Mr. Neil McClure
Mr. Neil McClureCEO, Firman Pollen Company
Appointed 2017
Mr. Castulo “Cus” Arteaga
Mr. Castulo “Cus” ArteagaGrandview City Administrator
Appointed 2020

Board Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Study Sessions and Regular Meetings of the college’s governing board.

2021 Dates Time Location
January 14, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
February 11, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
March 11, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
April 8, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
May 13, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
June 10, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
July 8, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom – Canceled
August 12, 2021 4:30 PM  King Room, HUB, Yakima Campus – Canceled
September 9, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
October 14, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
November 10, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom
December 9, 2021 4:30 PM Meeting via Zoom – Canceled

Board Minutes

Board Actions

Copies of the presentations and additional meeting exhibits are availalbe for viewing in the president’s office.

Board Bylaws