J. SCOTT PADGETT, MAYOR OF CONCORD, BRINGS STRONG EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY EXPERTISE TO ROWAN-CABARRUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CONCORD, N.C. — J. Scott Padgett, Mayor of Concord, was recently appointed by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue to serve on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees through 2014.
“I am so pleased to get to work more closely with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. I believe in the good work that they’re doing and I’m excited to develop a stronger relationship with the college and its mission in the community through this appointment,” said Padgett.
Mayor Padgett is a longtime resident of Concord and a retired elementary school principal. Padgett received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, Master of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an advanced degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“I feel that Rowan-Cabarrus is vital to Rowan and Cabarrus Counties in the advancement of our workforce and the enrichment of our communities,” said Padgett.
“Working together, we can make this an even better place in which to live and work.”
Very active in the community, Padgett has served as part of the Concord Rotary Club, Community Free Clinic Board of Directors, Cabarrus Workshop Board of Directors, Rotary Club Board of Directors, Cabarrus Bank and Trust Board of Directors, Cabarrus County Big Brothers Big Sisters steering committee, Stonewall Jackson Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the NC Metropolitan Mayor’s Coalition, and is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.
“Mayor Padgett is a wonderful new addition to our board of trustees. His background in education gives him a powerful perspective and understanding of how big an impact Rowan-Cabarrus can make on our community,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the college. “He also knows the challenges that our area is facing, but is ready and willing to take them on. We believe his experience will be an incredible asset to the college.”
Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees members are responsible for attending all board meetings and key Rowan-Cabarrus events, in addition to advising on policy issues and participating in trustee education programs.
“Rowan-Cabarrus is fortunate to have such a distinguished new addition to our board. I am proud to welcome Mayor Padgett to our board and know that he will be a valuable asset to the college in its stated mission to ‘build sustainable futures through the power of learning,’” said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees.
Appointments to the Board of Trustees are liaisons to the pubic of the entire service area and not to the appointing entity. Once appointed, trustees are to carry out their duties as established by the General Statutes of North Carolina and the Board’s Bylaws and Policies. They are to carry out those responsibilities independent of concern for any group, organization, appointing board, or political entity other than the students, citizens of the service area, and the college.