Puente Project revisited at board of trustee meeting


At the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, there was a presentation on Community Advancement – Economic and Workforce Advancement, a visit from Puente Project co-coordinator Margaret Quinones-Perez about the program and an update from EC Police Chief Michael Trevis on recent death threats.

There was a presentation given by Dean of the Business Training Center Jose Anaya that consisted of businesses like Northrop Grumman that have given jobs to former EC students who go through training with the program.

When the board of trustees met a month ago, Quinones-Perez was told that there would be an update as to why the Puente Project has gone into hiatus but President Thomas Fallo informed the audience that there will be an update next meeting.

“Nothing is different, it’s still the same question. Why is the Puente Project on hiatus?” Quinones said.

Trevis told those at the meeting James Lemus, the student who made death threats recently, had his court date set for Tuesday.

The next board of trustee meeting is Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Board Room in the Administration Building.