Demopolis’ Smith reappointed to the ACCS board of trustees

Chuck Smith (Contributed)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Chuck Smith has been reappointed to the Alabama Community College System board of trustees. The Alabama Senate confirmed Smith with a 31-0 vote for a second term ending in 2021.

Smith, who represents District 7, is the former Human Resources Executive at RockTenn Corporation. Smith is an experienced executive in the pulp and paper industry and has made his home in Demopolis for many years.

He has worked diligently with the local city officials and community college leadership to promote and secure important technical and career training programs to the Black Belt. Through his work and support, Mr. Smith has supported public education and has been recognized for his fund raising and contributions to the local dual enrollment program in the community. Through his support for the career/technical and academic programs of the community colleges in his area, Mr. Smith has a demonstrated commitment to provide students with greater employment opportunities through education and training programs that are relevant to today’s workforce.

“Chuck Smith is a committed public servant who is passionate about public education and the development of a skilled workforce to support Alabama’s growth,” said Jimmy H. Baker, acting chancellor of the Alabama Community College System. “The people of Alabama are lucky to have him helping to steer the future of Alabama’s community colleges.”

Smith sworn in, recognized at inaugural ACCS Board meeting

Wednesday, May 27, was a historic day for workforce development in Alabama, as it marked the inaugural meeting of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees.

Governor Bentley presided over the meeting as president, and, as his first order of business swore in the recently Senate-confirmed board members, including Demopolis’ Chuck Smith.

Al Thompson, representing Congressional District 1, was elected vice-president, and Milton Davis, District 6, was elected pro tempore.

During the meeting, ACCS Chancellor Mark Heinrich recognized George Clark and Manufacture Alabama for their leadership in making the new board’s governance a reality. Three Manufacture Alabama members serve on the Board of Trustees: Ron Fantroy, District 2, Shaw Industries; Milton Davis, District 6, B.L. Harbert International; and Smith, District 7, C2S Associates, recently retired from RockTenn.

ACCS Board of Trustees also includes: Al Thompson, District 1, Thompson Properties; Susan Blythe Foy, District 3, Russell Medical Center; J. Frank Caldwell, District 4, Ridgewood Healthcare Center; Crystal Brown, District 5, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce; Mary Scott Hunter will serve as ex-officio from the State Board of Education; and Blake McAnally will serve at-large.

The ACCS Board is set to meet June 10.