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News Education Burrell, Holt reappointed to SCC Board of Trustees

Conrad BurrellConrad Burrell, retired Jackson County Register of Deeds was recently reappointed to Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Beverly Perdue. Burrell has served on SCC’s Board for the past 16 years, eight of those as Chairman. He and his wife Juanita reside in Sylva.

“We are honored to have Mr. Burrell serve another term on our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Don Tomas, President of SCC. “His strong commitment to education and the mission, vision and goals of Southwestern Community College is invaluable, and the Board of Trustees and the College administration are well-served by his depth of knowledge and unwavering dedication. I am pleased to continue our solid working relationship for the future of SCC and those we serve.”

Burrell recently retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Board of Transportation after more than 11 years of service. He has also received the Jackson County Board of Commissioners Award and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Sylva attorney W. Paul Holt, Jr. was reappointed to Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees by the Jackson County Board of Education. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

W. Paul Holt, Jr.Holt has served on SCC’s Board since its inception in 1968, including terms as chairman. He also founded and served as the first chairman of the Southwestern Community College Foundation. The library on the SCC Jackson County campus bears his name in recognition of his more than 40 years of dedicated service to the institution. He and his wife, former Sylva Mayor Brenda Oliver Holt, reside in Sylva.

“Mr. Holt’s incomparable history with SCC, combined with his leadership and knowledge of the institution and the educational and vocational needs of Jackson County, are fundamental to the continued growth and success of the College. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with Mr. Holt to serve the citizens and students of our regions,” said Dr. Tomas.

Holt also served for 50 years as board attorney for the Jackson County Board of Education, is a past president of the Sylva Rotary Club, Jackson Savings and Loan and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.


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