The Henderson County Board of Education recently appointed Cathy Childress, a retired Henderson County Public Schools teacher, to serve as a trustee on the Blue Ridge Community College board of trustees.
Childress is a graduate of Western Carolina University, where she earned numerous academic degrees, including: a Bachelor of Science in Education; Master of Arts in Education; and an Education Specialist degree.
During her time working with HCPS, Childress worked with students with disabilities.
“We are so excited to welcome Cathy as a trustee to Blue Ridge,” Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura Leatherwood said. “Her tenure serving our local schools in both Transylvania and Henderson Counties will offer valuable insight and inform our work. We look forward to working with her.”
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; and Richard G. “Duke” Woodhull, Jr.