John Hills, Mike Coker and Lonny Uzzell, re-elected TJC trustees for Places 4, 5 and 6, respectively, were sworn in during the board’s regular meeting on Thursday.
Hills, Coker and Uzzell were each unopposed in the recent May election.
Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran administered the oaths of office.
“When I think of Tyler Junior College, I think of what a leader you are in education,” Moran said to the board. “That leadership starts with the individuals who are in this room and who set the tone for the kind of character that you show as an institution. That leadership and decision-making is ultimately going to lead to great things in this community.
“I applaud each of you for the leadership you’ve shown and implore that those of you who are coming onboard for another term continue that leadership and that character that is unique to East Texas and to Smith County.”
Upon reconvening after the oaths of office, the TJC board elected officers for the coming two-year term, with Coker elected president; Rohn Boone, Place 9, first vice president; and Peggy Wagstaff Smith, Place 1, second vice president.
TJC receives $20,000 rebate check from TXU
During the board meeting, TXU Energy officials presented TJC with $20,000 in TXU GreenBack dollars.
TJC will use the rebate to identify and pay for qualified energy-efficiency projects and equipment that will produce additional savings for years to come.