TC trustees ex­pected to fill va­cancy on Mon­day

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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.

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