King fills vacant seat on board

   The Northeast Texas Community College Board of Trustees voted to appoint Frankie King of Pittsburg to fill a vacant board recently at the regular January meeting. King will serve in the Place One trustee position which became available after Jerry Webster retired from the board in December. 

   King is a general partner in Texas Country Farm Supply in Pittsburg and Mount Vernon and currently serves on several local and regional boards. He served in the Texas Army National Guard and worked for Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for 42 years. He retired from the local company as the Vice President of the Commercial Egg Division. King brings with him to the board 12 years of previous educational experience as a member of the Pittsburg ISD school board.

   “I’m excited about serving on the board,” King said. “Northeast Texas Community College serves an important role to help the youth in our community enhance their lives through education.”

   King is a native of Camp County and a graduate of Pittsburg High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Henrietta, are members of the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg.

    “The Board of Trustees plays a crucial role in the operation of the college. They represent the communities we serve and we rely on their vision and guidance to move NTCC forward in positive directions,” Dr. Ron Clinton, NTCC President said. “I look forward to working with Mr. King in that capacity and we are appreciative of his willingness to take on this important role.”

   King will serve in the Place One seat until the next election in May 2020.