Jackson County Clerk of Court Ann Melton, left, swore in new Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees member Dewayne Elders, right, along with re-appointed members, from left, Jerry Sutton, Terry Bell and Libby Knight during the board’s July 26 meeting.
Elders, son of Jackson County Commissioner Charles Elders, fills the seat of former commissioner William Shelton. Elders, who received his degree in business, is a graduate of Southwestern.
Sutton, reappointed by Gov. Bev Perdue, has served on SCC’s board for 28 years, including seven terms as chairman.
Bell, the SCC board’s vice chairman, was appointed by the Macon County Board of Commissioners and has served since 1995.
Knight, a former educator, was first appointed a year ago by the Jackson County Board of Education.