Trustee resigns from WC board; DHCC makes proposal

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After serving since 2009, Weatherford College Board of Trustees member Trey Cobb resigned Oct. 10 citing a new job out of town that prevents him from being able to continue.

Board chairman Frank Martin announced the resignation of the Place 5 trustee at the start of the monthly meeting.

“These last four-and-a-half years on the board for me have been great,” Cobb said. “It’s been challenging at times, but I’ve built good relationships here. I have gained a whole new appreciation for Weatherford College.”

Cobb praised the previous board members who served before him and the current trustees as well, thanking them for their guidance and leadership. He also thanked Martin for his “steady hand” in leading the board.

Additionally, Cobb expressed his appreciation for the administration and singled out President Dr. Kevin Eaton for his “great leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.”

“You don’t often see that in a president of a college,” Cobb said.

Martin thanked Cobb for his service and praised his being “forthright, candid and straightforward” in his approach to College matters.

No timetable was given as to when but the board will appoint a replacement trustee who will serve out the Place 5 term until May 2015.

The board then heard a proposal from the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, which is seeking to exchange property leased to the DHCC by the College on the south side of the DHCC for a slightly larger section directly west of the DHCC. The extra space - less than half an acre - would be used for an educational Log Cabin Village, which officials said would create educational opportunities for both institutions.

Currently, DHCC is five years into a 99-year lease with the college and, if approved, an addendum would need to be drawn up to amend the lease.

Martin asked that more information be gathered about the proposal and brought back to the board at a later time.

The board also heard a Strategic Plan update from Eaton on the progress of where the college stands on meeting its goals. The current plan dates from 2011-2016 and Eaton highlighted administrative, performance and facilities goals, among others.

Melissa Winn, 817-594-9902, Ext. 104 Twitter: @scoopmdw3701

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