TC trustees expected to fill vacancy on Monday
Texarkana College’s board of trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to consider appointing a replacement for former Place 1 Trustee Ken Reese, who resigned last month.
Reese had been on the board since 2015 and chose to step down due to increasing obligations to his employer, HUMCO Holding Group, Inc., where he serves as president of global operations.
Three candidates have applied: Jerry Black, Derrick McGary and Zebrina Robertson.
Black is a graduate of Liberty-Eylau high school and earned an associate’s degree from TC and a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in education from East Texas State University in Texarkana. He has 41 years of experience in education, having served 16 years as a teacher and 25 years in school administration.
McGary is an agent for State Farm and has held positions on the Texarkana, Texas, city council and has served on the board of several agencies including the Texarkana Public Schools Foundation, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Care System, Bowie Central Appraisal District and Bowie County Housing Authority. Robertson is a 2016 graduate of TC, with an associate’s degree in general studies and is a manager at an area apartment complex. She served as a member of the student government at TC and was the Texas president, vice president of membership and treasurer for the Phi Beta Lambda chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. She is a deputy registrar for Bowie County and is a member of Toastmasters, where she serves as vice president of public relations. The selected candidate will serve until the Nov. 2018 trustee election. The appointee will have the option to file to serve the remainder of the term, which expires Dec. 31, 2022. The board will also consider approving $90,000 to replace 16 heating and air units in the chemistry building.
The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Patman Room of the Truman Arnold Student Center, 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas.