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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

State Center Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Cherella Nicholson

Project Coordinator/Educator
7,443 votes (18.03%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure that every student enters our colleges campuses ready to learn and succeed by collaborating with our K-12 schools.
  • Make sure that our community colleges have the funding they need to provide critical programs to local students and managing that funding responsibly and with transparency.
  • Expand employment opportunities for community college graduates by connecting students with local small businesses and public sector job creators



For more than a decade, I have worked in the education, public and non-profit sectors. I know first hand what it takes to turn a good idea into an effective initiative and have earned a reputation as a person who gets things done. I have led the way, implementing many of programs that cut through bureaucracy and linked businesses to community, schools to resources, and advocates to policy. 

Today, as Project Coordinator and Organizer of Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP), I continue to fight for the interests of individuals and families that live in neighborhoods that have been left behind, due to poor land use policies. I want to bring my experience, passion, and skills to the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Fiona Ma, Former California State Assemblymember
  • Educators throughout Area 2

Organizations (1)

  • National Women's Politcal Caucus

Elected Officials (4)

  • Barbara Thomas, Fresno County Office of Education Board Member
  • Fresno City Councilmember Oliver L. Baines
  • Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier
  • Dorothy "Dottie" Smith, Former State Center Community College District Trustee

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