The Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees this evening voted unanimously to appoint Carla Reynolds of Battle Creek to fill the remaining two years of a vacant trustee seat.
The vacancy on the Board occurred after the recent death of Trustee Reba Harrington, who had served on the Board since 2007.
Reynolds was one of 25 people who had applied to the Board to fill the remainder of the term, which expires Dec. 31, 2020. A nominating committee of the Board reviewed applications and narrowed the field to five finalists. Trustees appointed Reynolds during a special meeting today.
Board Chairman Steve Claywell said Reynolds has a long history of involvement in the community and will be an excellent addition to the KCC Board of Trustees.
“We’re excited and we look forward to working with Ms. Reynolds,” Claywell said. “During her interview, she possessed a lot of the specific qualifications that we were looking for in a board member, such as her community connections and her willingness to serve the community.”
Reynolds describes herself as a passionate advocate for education, which she said is one of the best gifts that a community can provide to local individuals.
In addition to owning and operating an Allstate Insurance agency in Battle Creek for 28 years, Reynolds has been active with a variety of organizations, including Junior Achievement, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Battle Creek Public Schools, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta, Altrusa Club, Greater Battle Creek Club, United Way, Mt. Zion AME Church, Battle Creek Gridiron Club, North Pointe Woods and Battle Creek Cereal Hoopsters. Reynolds also is currently serving as the District 2 Commissioner on the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners.
As a policy-making body, the seven-member, publicly-elected KCC Board of Trustees makes decisions that keep KCC financially stable, creates partnerships in the communities served by the College and enables learning experiences to help KCC students become employable and successful.
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