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Perdue names KellyMarcom exec as CCCC trustee

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Click to enlarge,  Jamie Kelly, of Sanford, CFO and owner of Kelly MarCom marketing and public relations firm

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Jamie Kelly, of Sanford, CFO and owner of Kelly MarCom marketing and public relations firm

12.15.2011College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - Gov. Beverly Perdue has appointed Jamie Kelly, of Sanford, CFO and owner of Kelly MarCom marketing and public relations firm, to a four-year term on the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees.

Kelly was sworn in at the board's Oct. 26 meeting at the college's Harnett County Campus.

"Owning an advertising and marketing agency in Sanford, I see on a daily basis talented people develop ideas and discover ways to help clients grow," Kelly said. "My service to CCCC is an extension of the belief that bright young minds can make an impact and are vital for economic progress."

He noted that CCCC prepares them to do this by educating them either for immediate entry into the workforce or for continuing their education at a university.

"We are pleased that Jamie Kelly has been appointed by Gov. Perdue to the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees," said Julian Philpott Jr., board chairman. "His service as a Lee County commissioner and his business experience will allow Jamie to offer valuable perspectives on the issues the board will consider during his term of service. We look forward to working with Jamie and congratulate him on his appointment."

CCCC is a fully accredited, two-year public college and a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The academic year 2011-12 marks the college's 50th anniversary.

It offers 45 different curriculum programs, as well as a wide variety of basic education, continuing education, and lifetime enrichment programs, at campuses and centers in Lee, Harnett and Chatham counties, CCCC university transfer programs articulate with the UNC System and a number of other institutions, enabling students to transfer seamlessly.

By state statute, community college boards of trustees select their college's president. The president serves as the chief administrative officer under the board and runs the college in accordance with board policies.

CCCC's 17 board members are appointed to four-year terms by various government agencies: four each by the governor, Lee County Board of Education, and Lee County Board of Commissioners; and two each by the Harnett and Chatham counties boards of commissioners. A student member is appointed by the state legislature each year.

The other current members of the CCCC board of trustees are: Ed Garrison, Jan Hayes, R.V. Hight, Susan Laudate, Tony Lett, Ophelia Livingston, Chet Mann, Bobby Powell, Doug Wilkinson Jr., and Bill Wilson, all of Sanford; Vice Chairman Dr. Tracy Hanner, of Bear Creek; George Lucier, of Pittsboro; Tim McNeill, of Cameron; and Clem Medley, of Dunn. The non-voting student representative is Donna West, of Dunn.

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