Jeffrey A. Cloer, an eighthgeneration Franklin native, was sworn in as a member of Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees on Monday, Oct. 7.
An agent with Wayah Insurance, Cloer was appointed as a trustee by the Macon County Board of Commissioners to fill the position Melvin “Pete” Penland held from September 1997 until this June.
“I was honored and flattered that I was asked to serve in this capacity,” Cloer said. “SCC is so deeply rooted in our community and has such a big impact on our everyday lives. I cannot explain how much it means to me to be a part of the board of trustees. Hopefully, I can play some small role in advancing SCC’s mission in Western North Carolina.”
Over the past seven years, Cloer served as foundation chairman of the Franklin Daybreak Rotary Club.
He’s also a past vice chair for the SCC Foundation, and he was president of the Western North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters (NCAHU) from 2012-13. He recently received the North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters’ Spark Plug Award, and he’s served on the Macon County Community Foundation Board.
“Mr. Cloer has done so much for SCC and the communities we serve over the years,” said Dr. Don Tomas, SCC president. “From his work on our foundation’s board, he has a keen awareness of our mission and is passionate about what we do. We are thrilled to have him on our Board of Trustees.”
For more information about SCC and its programs, visit southwesterncc.edu.
Franklin native Jeffrey A. Cloer, was sworn in by Ann Melton (not pictured), Clerk of Superior Court for Jackson County. Pictured with Cloer are his daughter, Morgan, and his wife, Brenda.