Board of Trustees

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Board of Trustees

Juanita Richards

Juanita Richards

 Board Chair, Juanita Richards

Appointed October 2014. A Moses Lake resident since 1993, Ms. Richards is a 2009 BBCC alumna. Regional Manager at Horizon Credit Union, a member of the Executive Committee of the Grant County Economic Development Council, a former trustee of the Board of Directors for the Washington Credit Union League Foundation, a former president and member of the Board of Directors for the Central Washington Chapter of Credit Unions, a former president of the Board of Directors and current member of the Kiwanis Club of Moses Lake, and a former chair of the BBCC Business Information Management Department Advisory Board.

Anna Franz

Anna Franz

 Anna Franz, J.D.

Appointed March 2012. Native of Lind in Adams County. Associate attorney for Lemargie, Kenison, Wyman and Whitaker in Ephrata. Resides in Moses Lake. Graduate of Big Bend Community College. Received Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington. Secretary of Lind Gun Club. Member of Washington State Bar Association and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jon Lane

Jon Lane

 Vice Chair, Jon Lane

Appointed December 2010. City of Moses Lake, council member 2004-2016. Lifelong Moses Lake resident. Retired educator. Big Bend Community College AA (ASB Officer); BA Central Washington University; M.Ed. Eastern Washington University. Former member of Moses Lake Parks and Recreation Commission. Received Carnegie Hero award, Moses Lake Citizen of the Year 1996, National Wrestling Coaches “Lifetime Service Award.”


Stephen McFadden

Stephen McFadden

 Stephen McFadden

Appointed December 2011. Adams County Economic Development Director. Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Adams County Public Hospital District #2 Finance Committee member. City of Ritzville Planning Commission member. Former Owner/Publisher of the Ritzville Adams County Journal, former President and Board member of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA). Past President of the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce. Founding member and Chairman of the Adams County Development Council. Founding member and former Chairman of the Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show. Past Chairman of the Ritzville Blues Festival. Past member of the Ritzville Downtown Development Association Board.


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Board Ends Statements

E-1 Mission
Big Bend Community College delivers lifelong learning through commitment to student success, excellence in teaching and learning, and community engagement.

E-2 Student Success
BBCC provides the diverse population of its entire district with access to opportunities, assists students in completion of
their goals, and develops skills for lifelong learning.

E-3 Excellence in Teaching and Learning
BBCC supports innovation, variety, and creativity; maintains high academic and industry standards; and supports professional development
for continued growth.

E-4 Community Engagement
BBCC supports economic development by nurturing community and industry partnerships and support to the college to enhance access and service to our district population.

E-5 Integrity and Stewardship
BBCC acts as a responsible steward of resources by promoting accountability, sustainability
, ethics and honesty, and prudent resource management to provide quality and affordable resources to the diverse population of our service district.

E-6 Inclusion and Climate
BBCC provides and maintains a climate of inclusiveness for students, employees and partners by maintaining a safe learning environment and promoting cultural inclusiveness,
understanding, and respect by embracing diversity, access, opportunity, and equity.

Board Goals

The board will involve itself as a body in working to achieve the following goals:


The board will establish and foster business, industry and community connections to the college, which will lead to innovation and new or expanded programs arising from those connections. The board will establish and maintain policies that promote regular college interaction with business and industry to enhance the economic health of the district. The board will continue its practice of formal recognition of business/industry support of college students and programs, coordinating that recognition where appropriate.


The board will establish and maintain policies to insure open access and opportunity for all students, employees, employers, and communities, communicating those policies to the district. The board will endeavor to hold meetings both on campus and off campus with stakeholder groups throughout the college district such as school districts boards, county commissioners, city officials, economic development organizations, etc. The purpose of the meetings is to allow trustees to participate in information exchange and problem solving.

Student Achievement

The board will recognize and promote student success. continuing the practice of sending written acknowledgement to students to recognize their achievement. In addition to Commencement, trustees will endeavor to attend other ceremonies and meetings to recognize and celebrate student success.

College Climate

The board will establish and maintain policies that promote a safe, welcoming environment for students, employees, and citizens for college activities throughout the district. The board will encourage events and activities on campus to recognize staff achievement and bring more people to our campus for exposure to the college.


The board will establish and maintain policies that pursue funding for programs, capital improvement, personnel and equipment. Board members will be involved at the local, regional, state, national and international levels to identify opportunities to secure additional resources for the college.

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