The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education swore-in a new board member and selected a new board chair and vice-chair at its annual organizational meeting held July 20.
Shelly Garrett, executive director of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, was sworn-in as a new member. Corvallis dentist Keith Frome also joined the board this month. Frome will take the place of outgoing member Ann Brodie, Corvallis zone 6-7, and Garrett will replace Hal Brayton, Lebanon zone 4. Board members serve a four-year term.
Board member Penny York, Corvallis zone 6-7, was selected as the new chair for 2011-2012. York has served on the board since May 2009. She retired from her position as director of the LBCC Benton Center in 2005.
Cathrine Thomas, Sweet Home zone 1, was selected as vice-chair. Thomas has served on the board since 2009. She is employed as an administrative assistant for the Greater Albany Public School District.
The LBCC Board of Education governs Linn-Benton Community College. Linn and Benton county residents elect the seven-member board. Additional board members are Ron Mason, Corvallis zone 5, Dick Running, Albany zone 2-3, and Claus Sass, Albany zone 2-3.