Josh Edmonson was sworn in Monday as a new member of the Kilgore College Board of Trustees.
Edmonson, of Kilgore, will fill the unexpired term of Karol Pruett for the Central Zone, Voting Unit No. 3, Place No. 3 (term scheduled to expire May of 2021).
After that, an election will be held for the Voting Unit No. 3, Place 3, Central Zone seat.
Trustee Karol Pruett announced her resignation from the board at the February board meeting; however, by law, she remained a trustee until the board appointed Edmonson as her replacement.
Also on Monday, the board voted unanimously to have Travis Martin fill the unexpired term of Scott Andrews for the South Zone, Unit 1, Place 4, whose term is scheduled to expire May 2023.
Andrews announced his planned retirement back in April.
Edmonson, who became the first-ever KC board member sworn in during a virtual meeting, works for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners as a System Corrosion Leader for the West Region, a position he has held since 2014. From 2006-2014, he served as senior corrosion specialist for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. From 2004-2006, he worked for Texoma Corrosion Services as a corrosion technician. He is a 2003 graduate of Kilgore High School, and a 2005 Kilgore College graduate. He and his wife, Magen, have two children, a 13-year-old daughter, Laney; and a nine-year-old son, Reed.
Per board bylaws, KC Board President Joe Carrington appointed an ad-hoc nominating committee that advertised the vacant position open to qualified applicants from Voting Unit No. 3.
The nominating committee advertised the open position for qualified applicants, reviewed and interviewed all applicants. The committee then made recommendations for the appointment for consideration by the full board.
According to board bylaws, any vacancy occurring on the KC Board of Trustees through death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by appointment or by a special election ordered by the board. Appointees will serve until the next regular election.
Each member of the board must be a resident, qualified voter of the district and must take the proper oath of office before taking up duties of the board.