Margarita Quinones was appointed to the Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. The appointment runs through May of 2020.
“I believe in the value of higher education and the important role it plays in helping to raise the community’s standard of living,” Quinones said. “LCCC is a key component in the success of our community and its residents and I want to make sure it remains a vital and dynamic resource.”
Quinones replaces retired Judge Joseph Cirigliano, whose term expired in May. Cirigliano was a LCCC Board member for 32 years, including six years as its chairman from 1975 to 1981.
Quinones, of North Ridgeville, is Vice President, Northern Ohio Market Manager of the Community Development Department of FirstMerit Bank. She is responsible for managing the CRA markets in the Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Toledo and Ashtabula regions with an emphasis on the bank’s lending, service and investment efforts toward the underserved low-to-moderate income individuals and communities. She received the 2007 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award from the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. Quinones is currently board president of El Centro de Servicios Sociales. She also serves as a board member at the Community Foundation of Lorain County, is a board member for Nueva Luz Resource Center and a member of the Diversity Advisory Council for Mercy Hospital.