SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees proudly announced the reappointment of J. Thomas Bost of Granite Quarry, N.C., to the College's board. Bost was recently reappointed by the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board to serve on the board through 2018.
"I am so pleased to get to continue to work with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. It's been a real honor to be appointed to sit on the board and I appreciate the opportunity to continue giving back to the community and challenging myself in new areas," said Bost.
Bost has served as a Rowan-Cabarrus trustee since December 1997. His new term will expire in June 2018. He chairs the board's finance committee and serves on the personnel committee.
Bost is the chief financial officer of Jim L. Bost Construction Co. Inc., and the Bost Real Estate Development Co.
"I see education as a springboard for our youth, as well as for those who are looking for a career change or the next step in their future," said Bost.
Bost also serves as vice president of construction for Habitat for Humanity and as past chair of the Rowan Public Library Foundation. He is active with the RJI/Committee of 100, and the Salisbury Rotary Club. He has served as chairman of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission and chairman of the Rowan Public Library board of directors.
Bost is a graduate of East Carolina University. He is a past master of the Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge in Rockwell, N.C., and a former member of the Rockwell Elementary School and East Rowan High School advisory boards.
Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees' members are responsible for attending all board meetings and key Rowan-Cabarrus events. As a board, they are responsible for college policies.
"I am thrilled to have Tom staying on our board. He has been a wealth of expertise and has provided enormous insight to the work of the College,'" said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees.
Appointments to the Board of Trustees are liaisons to the pubic of the entire service area and not to the appointing entity. Once appointed, trustees are to carry out their duties as established by the General Statutes of North Carolina and the Board's Bylaws and Policies. They are to carry out those responsibilities independent of concern for any group, organization, appointing board, or political entity other than the students, citizens of the service area, and the College.
"Our trustees are accomplished and dedicated. They've been involved extensively in our community, and work well together to help create the future of the College and our community," said Dr. Carol Spalding, Rowan-Cabarrus president.
Bost and his wife, the former Rochelle Leonard, are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, where he serves as an elder. He has five daughters, Lindsay, Anna, Allison, Brittain and Brooke.