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.