Acting CEO's contract approved

Patricia Marquez is acting superintendent/president of Antelope Valley College following approval of her contract by the college district’s board of trustees Friday morning.

Trustees met in a special closed session meeting and then emerged to vote 4-0 on a contract for Marquez. Trustee Lew Stults was absent.

The appointment of Marquez, who was present for the board’s vote, is effective immediately.

Marquez will serve until June 30 or before that if Dr. Jackie L. Fisher Sr. returns to his duties or a new chief executive officer takes office, whichever is first.

Fisher has been hospitalized since April 7 when he was involved in a car crash in Rosamond.