Bill Henry, a longtime West Hills Community College District trustee, died Thursday at age 71, the college district announced Friday.
Henry lived with his wife, Paddy, in Lemoore. He served on the West Hills board for 26 years, beginning in November 1987.
Henry also served on the West Hills Community College Foundation. He was previously named Lemoore Citizen of the Year and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lemoore and the Tulare Kings All-Star Football Game committee.
Henry attended Fresno City College, Fresno State and Fresno Pacific University.
Frank Gornick, West Hills chancellor, said Henry was "a strong advocate for access to education for all citizens of Kings and Fresno counties."
Funeral arrangements were still pending on Friday.
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