Only incubents file for TJC board positions

Published on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:00 - Written by Emily Guevara,


Tyler Junior College will not have a May election after only the incumbents filed for three open board positions.

In January, Ann Brookshire, Place 7; David Hudson, Place 8; and Rohn Boone, Place 9 filed to retain their seats on the board. No one else filed for any of the positions. The deadline to apply for a place on the ballot was Feb. 28.

Mrs. Brookshire, who has served for about eight years, previously said she would like to stay on the board to see some of the current projects to completion.

As a certified public accountant, she said she brings a good financial sense to the board.

Hudson, an attorney, who has served for 12 years, previously said the college is in the middle of its largest addition to the campus in history and he wants to be a part of that.

He said his experience as a TJC graduate, former faculty member and board member as well as a state legislator equip him well to serve on the board.

Boone, a partner in Boone and Boone Construction Ltd. and senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Wright City, previously said he would like to support the college and see its continued progress. He has served six years, or one term.

He said his design and construction expertise has been an asset especially during this time of construction on campus.

He previously said he would like to see the college continue to reach out to first-generation college students, provide high quality education at a low price and increase community partnerships.

There are nine members on the TJC board.