In 4-3 Vote, School Board Approves JCC Trustee Selection

By Laura Crosio

Johnston County Schools has filled a vacancy for an open slot to represent them on the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustees.

Six applications were received and board members voted 4 to 3 to approve area attorney Jonathan D. Breeden to fulfill a four-year term. Board member Keith Branch made the nomination and it was seconded by Donna White. White and Branch were joined by Larry Strickland and Mike Wooten to obtain the 4 votes needed to approve Breeden for the position. 

“He is the most detailed oriented person I have ever worked with,” said White, who has served with Breeden on the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. “He is enthusiastic and will bring a lot of experience to this role.”

Johnston Community College operates under the control of a 13-member local Board of Trustees. Four members are selected by the Johnston County Board of Education, four members chosen by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, and four members appointed by the governor of North Carolina. The president of the Student Government Association serves a one-year term as a non-voting member.