Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

After Borst’s retirement, Dr. Vera M. Martinez, shown here in 1996 on the right, assumed the post as Fullerton College President. Controversy shadowed the San Bernardino native during her time at Fullerton College. Faculty members complained that she failed to work with them in planning and budget issues and that she veered from established curriculum procedures. In March 1998, the Faculty Senate took an official vote of “no confidence” (26-3, with one abstention) against Martinez, citing dissatisfaction with her leadership. In July 1998, she was moved into the position of Vice Chancellor of Instruction for the District with the same salary ($103,000) and contract termination date of January 2000. In 1999, she filed a $3 million dollar claim against the NOCCCD, the Board of Trustees, and six individuals, alleging defamation, but the claim was denied by the trustees. Until Martinez could be replaced, David A. Ibsen, Dean of the Social Sciences Division, served as interim President.
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