FRC to interview applicants who want to succeed Trent Saxton on the board

The Feather River College Board of Trustees will appoint a new member next week, but first the board will interview the three individuals who have expressed an interest in succeeding Trent Saxton, who represented the eastern end of Plumas County. The trustees could have appointed one of the applicants, but instead will interview them during a special meeting to be held Thursday, July 15, at 1 p.m. in the college library. The interviews will be held in open session since it is an elected position.

FRC is resuming its in person meetings this month and won’t be using the zoom platform. Facial coverings are required for all attendees who have not been vaccinated.

The three applicants are Thomas Hayes, Kimberly Kaznowski and Graham Wright.

Thomas Hayes


Tom Hayes is probably best known locally as the former chief executive officer of Eastern Plumas Health Care. He served at the facility from 2009-2018, capping off a career in health care administration. Hayes is a Graeagle resident. He holds a bachelor’s in business and has an MBA.

Dr. Kimberly Kaznowski

Dr. Kimberly Kaznowski taught high school mathematics before becoming a school psychologist. She serves on the board of High Sierra Rescue, and formerly served on the board of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. She holds a bachelor’s in business and a master’s and doctorate in educational psychology.

Graham Wright

Graham Wright is also a Graeagle resident. He holds a bachelors in economics and a master’s in education. He began his professional career in the insurance industry, which he still works in today, but he also spent 18 years as an educator, primarily in adult education.

Regular meeting of the board


The special meeting will be followed by a closed session and then the regular monthly meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Some of the items on the agenda include the adoption of the salary schedule for the 2021-2022 school year; approval of a five-year construction plan, approve a contract for the construction of a hay barn and the ratification of an agreement between the associate faculty and the college district.