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CCCCD Board Names New Trustee



CCCCD Board Names New Trustee

August 8, 2003 - On July 22, the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees officially appointed Douglas B. Cargo, Ph.D., a Plano resident, to fill the Place 5 seat vacancy in its membership. The Board seat was left vacant upon the passing of board member Jim Biggerstaff. Cargo will fill the seat for the remainder of Biggerstaff's term until the seat comes up for reelection in 2004.

Dr. Cargo has been a Plano resident for more than 27 years. Since 2001, he has served as president and board member of the North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals. Cargo has been actively involved with the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Plano West Rotary Club and was named Citizen of the Year for the city of Plano in 1991. Most notably, he was a member of the organizing committee that began CCCCD in 1984.

"As one of the members of the original organizational committee, which formed the District, I am delighted at the growth, acceptance and quality of the programs, courses and staff which have become characteristic of CCCCD," stated Cargo. "I am excited about being a part of the future of the District as a Board member."

Dr. Cargo is an Environmental Scientist/Project Manager with Halff Associates, Inc., an employee-owned business. The firm offers full service engineering, architectural, environmental planning and surveying services. Prior to joining Halff Associates, Inc., he was with Geo-Marine, Inc. in Plano and has taught at DCCCD, CCCCD and UTD.

Dr. Cargo earned a bachelor's of science in secondary education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a master's of arts in physical geography/cartography from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in geography/environmental studies from The University of Chicago.

"We look forward to having Dr. Cargo on the Board. He served on the original committee of 100 when the College was created and was one of CCCCD's first adjunct professors. Dr. Cargo has more that 36 years experience in education, environmental and land development and has been deeply involved in economic development, regional planning, demographic analysis as well as project management. He will be a welcome addition to the Board," said Sam Roach, chairman of the Board of Trustees.