The Cowley College Board of Trustees today reappointed Winfield business owner Jill Long as the newest trustee in a show of hands during a special meeting.

The board voted 5-0 to appoint Long. Trustee Brian Sanderholm was absent from the meeting.

Prior to re-voting on the matter, the board had to rescind a vote that was taken illegally July 18.

The previous vote, held via secret ballot, was found by Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith to be in violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.