Texarkana College Trustee Ken Reese announced his resignation from the Board on Monday after serving as a member since January 26, 2015. The seven-member board is accepting letters of interest through September 13, 2017, from Bowie County residents who reside within Precinct 1 and are interested in serving on the TC Board of Trustees.
“I feel passionate about supporting Texarkana College and have enjoyed my two-and-a-half years of serving as a trustee,” Reese said. “We’ve had to work together as a team to make difficult decisions that ultimately benefit students. I love that TC is moving forward and remaining strong in our community.”
Reese said that since joining the Board, he has seen a great deal of progress in helping students complete their goals of earning their college credential.
“I am proud to learn that TC has earned the highest rank on student completion rates among all community colleges in the state,” said Reese. “I believe the work TC does to remain affordable while providing excellent higher education instruction is central to sustaining the region’s economy and providing our employers with a skilled workforce.”
TC President James Henry Russell said Reese shows unwavering support of education and our community, as well as a strong personal commitment to his family and career.
“I have known and worked with Ken for about ten years, and I don’t think I have ever been around a better leader or a person that knows how to make things happen,” said Russell. “Ken not only takes on tasks that seem insurmountable to some, but gets the task done the right way. He is a leader in all facets of his life and the fruits of his labor are many.”
Russell said Reese has had to make some very tough decisions while serving as a TC Trustee, and he has brought the voice of reason and clarity to many issues.
“I look to Ken for advice when it comes to making hard business decisions,” Russell said. “His management experience has provided me a great sounding board on numerous occasions.”
Reese said he was stepping down from the Board due to growing business opportunities with his employer, HUMCO, Inc. Since joining the Board, Reese has begun serving as President of Global Operations at HUMCO Holding Group, Inc., a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical preparation company with a footprint in Texarkana, TX.
TC Trustees will consider all letters of interest submitted by 5 p.m. on September 13, 2017. The board will vote on a person to fill vacancy no later than September 27, 2017. For information about submitting a letter of interest to serve on the TC Board of Trustees, please contact Mindy Preston at Texarkana College by calling 903-823-3198 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.