SCC Trustees Honor Sen. Harris Blake
The Sandhills Community College Board of Trustees on Monday re-elected George Little as chairman and Larry Caddell as vice chairman.
Earlier in the day, Caddell was sworn in as a county commissioner and elected vice chairman of that board.
Little has served as chairman for 22 of his 26 years on the college board.
State Sen. Harris Blake of Pinehurst received a resolution recognizing him for his seven years of service on the Board of Trustees.
In August, Blake resigned his seat to dedicate more time to his duties and responsibilities as a state senator.
Coincidentally, the date of the meeting was the 44th anniversary of the college, and Blake's wife, Barbara, was part of the group that made the initial request for the college to begin in the early 60s.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners appointed Blake to the college board in 1999.
Interested in the economic development of Moore County, Blake saw his position on the Sandhills Community College Board of Trustees as an opportunity to enhance that effort.
As a successful businessman, as a civic activist, and as a state senator, Blake made significant contributions to Sandhills Community College and to the cause of education in the community, the college said in a news release. He served on the Personnel Committee from 1999 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 06.
In addition, he served on the Student Affairs Committee from 1999 to 2005 and the Finance Committee from 2002 to 2006.
"It has been an honor to serve, and I have always looked at this institution as a very important one for the county," Blake said. "It has been a privilege and a highlight of my life to serve, and as I go on to other things, I still seek to be of assistance to this institution."
Blake spoke of the consistency in leadership as being one of the major factors leading to the success and strength of Sandhills Comm-unity College.
"We have had two very fine presidents, Dr. Raymond Stone and Dr. John Dempsey, and the 22 years of leadership George Little has provided has made this community college one of the best in not just the state of North Carolina, but the nation," Blake said.
In other business, the board received reports from the Building and Grounds Committee regarding facility repairs, project updates and capital project needs.
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