Dr. Clay Eddleman was recently appointed as a trustee at Blue Ridge Community College by Governor Roy Cooper.
Dr. Eddleman is a retired physician. From 1975 to 1981, he served in the United States Navy Medical Corps, after which he was appointed to the staff of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta and the faculty of Emory University’s School of Medicine. When Dr. Eddleman retired in 2000, he was named Professor Emeritus in Emory University’s School of Medicine. After retirement and his move to Henderson County in 2002, he continued to treat veterans at the VA Medical Center in Asheville on an as needed basis until permanently retiring in 2014.
He is currently serving as First Vice-Chair of 11th Congressional District Democrats. In 2018, he was appointed by Governor Cooper to be a Commissioner on the North Carolina Human Relations Commission. He is a member of Hendersonville First Congregational Church, where he helped start the first of now five social justice programs.
Fourteen Trustees serve Blue Ridge Community College, all of whom are appointed: four by the Governor of North Carolina, four by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, four by the Henderson County Board of Public Education, and two by the Transylvania County Commissioners. Trustees establish policy for Blue Ridge Community College, approve the annual budget, and advocate for the College and its services.
Other Trustees currently serving are Vivian Bolanos; Steven R. Dozier; Betty A. Gash; Dr. Jeremy R. Gibbs, Vice Chair; John B. “Chip” Gould, Chair; Joshua M. Hallingse; Nathan R. Kennedy; P. Kelly Leonard; Michael Pressley; William W. Ramsey; Dr. Brian Weaver; Dr. Kathy G. Revis; and Richard G. “Duke” Woodhull, Jr. Blue Ridge Community College Student Government Association President Lidia Quiroz-Estrada serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.