2 new board members welcomed at CCC&TI

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:23 AM

Two new members were appointed Wednesday to the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Board of Trustees.

Dale Hamby is an attorney from Granite Falls. His wife, Penelope, is also an attorney. They have two children, Joe and Ben, who both attend Caldwell Early College High School. Hamby replaced Brent Kincaid.

George S. Robinson is the mayor of Cedar Rock. Previously, he served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, from 1980 to 1986 and 1988 to 1996. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House in 1986 and for the state Senate in 2004 and 2012. His wife, Anne, is a real estate agent in the county. Robinson replaced Jimmy Hemphill.

The board's 2014-15 executive committee was also announced: The elected officers are Jerry Church as vice chairman, Ann Smith as treasurer, Larry Taylor as chairman, Tom Thuss as secretary and Lowell Younce as Watauga representative.

In other business, Bill Stone of the board's buildings and grounds committee said that work has been completed on the  college’s building projects, one on the Transportation and Public Safety campus in Caldwell County and the Watauga Continuing Education Center.