Collin College is looking to fill a vacancy on its Board of Trustees.

Place 2 Trustee Nancy Wurzman resigned her position earlier this month, less than a year into her six-year term, due to relocation. She was elected in May of this year after serving a prior term in Place 1.

The board will appoint an interim trustee to serve until the next regular election in May of 2019. Voters will then elect a new trustee to serve the remainder of the unexpired Place 2 term, which runs through May 2023.

According to a press release issued by the college, applicants must meet the following requirements:

To be eligible for consideration for the Board of Trustees, candidates must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a qualified voter and a resident of Collin County for six continuous months and the state of Texas for 12 continuous months prior to the date the appointment is made. The selected candidate must be willing to commit to reside in Collin County for the duration of their appointment and be available to attend monthly meetings.

In her 2017 campaign, Wurzman was one of five candidates statewide to be personally endorsed by Texas’ Democrat Party chair Gilberto Hinojosa. She ran as an outspoken proponent of the $600 million bond proposition to fund the community college’s “master plan” for campus expansion, which was also on the May 2017 ballot.

Wurzman commented publicly about her resignation and relocation to Colorado in a Facebook post that began “Reflections on moving on.”

“Texas has outlived its usefulness in my life between ugly landscape, political abomination, a lot of people who vote who shouldn’t and even more who don’t vote who should. I will miss good friends, my house that rose from the ashes, and my position as a Collin College trustee.”

The deadline to submit an application or nomination to replace Wurzman in the unpaid trustee position is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.