Young Green re-elected to Napa Valley College Board of Trustees

Friday, May 3, 2013

Young Green Ruscal Cayangyang of Vallejo, CA was re-elected to the Napa Valley College Board of Trustees as Student Trustee on May 3rd.

As one of the youngest public officials in the state and believed to be Napa Valley's first Filipino American Trustee, Cayangyang ran on a platform of improving services to the students and the community, and supporting a sustainable college.
 
Campaigning for continual stability and sustainability, Cayangyang cited his first-term efforts by providing leadership stability through challenging times, worked with the Board, students, staff and the community to: save summer classes and the Digital Design Graphic Technology program from elimination, as well as increase course offerings for students and the community, partner with the University of California's Puente Program, and hire a new college president that is focused on students and sustainability.
 
Cayangyang was originally appointed to the Board in March 2012. He joined the Green Party in Fall 2012, after working with Napa Valley College Campus Greens, including Associated Student President Jena Goodman, Student Senator of Business Antonio Padilla and GPCA state Coordinating Coordinating member co-coordinator Alex Shantz.
 
“I am a Green because I am passionate about issues which can unite everyone," said Cayangyang. "Issues like public higher education and sustainability impact everyone’s lives. Being Green enables me to be an independent political voice that can work with anyone”  Since joining the Green Party, Cayangyang has become a member of the party's governing County Council in Solano County and appeared on a panel at the party's recent Campaign School in Santa Monica.
 
Prior to his service as a Trustee, Cayangyang worked at Napa Valley College as a Student Ambassador, and served as Student Chief Financial Officer. An activist, he has been involved in Occupy Napa Valley College. He also served as Chairman of the City of Vallejo Youth Commission.
 
Cayangyang will be finishing his studies at UC Berkeley and Napa Valley College and wants to use his skills, education and experience to help his community, whether its serving in local or state public office. 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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