Retired educator Gary M. Shields has been reappointed to the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees by the Macon County Commissioners and the Jackson County Commissioners. Shields has served on the SCC Board of Trustees since August 2011.
A native of Macon County, Shields served two tours of duty in Vietnam serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Shields earned his Bachelor’s degree from Gardner- Webb College and a Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He also has a Masters in Guidance Counseling from Western Carolina University.