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February 14, 2006 > Ohlone trustee retires

Ohlone trustee retires

Ohlone College trustee Dan Archer announced his retirement from the Board of Trustees after 26 years of service at the Feb. 8 board meeting. Archer has served on the board since December 1979. He announced his retirement will be effective May 26, 2006. His last official action of service on the board will be at Ohlone College's commencement ceremony on May 25.

Archer was honored by the League for California Community Colleges in November 2005 for passing the quarter century mark of distinguished service as a college trustee. He is a retired administrator and teacher from the Newark School District and a longtime resident of Fremont. He has four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, South Pacific area. His late wife of 55 years, Marie, a well-known Bay Area artist, inspired him to support the arts. They attended one year together at the University of Florence in Italy. Archer is past president of the Fremont Art Association and Society of Western Artists and also served on the Library Commission. He was a founding member of the Ohlone College Foundation, served on the Fremont Symphony Board and has logged more than 2,500 hours volunteering at Washington Hospital. His TV program "Dan Archer Profiles" has run for many years featuring prominent leaders in the community.

In announcing his retirement at the Board of Trustees meeting, Archer explained:
"I have given the matter a lot of thought. After 26 years of service, I believe that the college has never been in better shape. I feel very positive about the administration, staff and my fellow Board members. I have other plans and interests to pursue and feel that this is a good time to step down from the Board, even though I will remain involved with Ohlone College wherever I can be of assistance. Ohlone has been a very important part of my life."

At the board meeting on Feb. 22, the trustees will discuss the process for his replacement effective June 1, 2006.

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