BAKER APPOINTED AS NEW TRUSTEE AT HCC
|HCC President Dr. Ervin V.
Griffin, Sr. (left) welcomes new Board of Trustee member Jay Baker
Jay Alan Baker of Littleton, N.C., has been
selected to serve on the Halifax Community College (HCC) Board of
Trustees. A governor's appointee, Baker's term will run from Feb. 12, 2007
to June 30, 2010. He replaces Verlon Barry Wilson.
Baker is an alumnus of HCC, having earned an Associate Degree in Applied
Science with a marketing concentration in 1983. A United States Army
veteran, Baker is also a graduate of the Management Development Program,
Young Executives Institute of the University of North Carolina.
“As a former graduate of HCC and business owner for over 17 years, I
recognize and appreciate what an important role HCC can play in educating
and preparing students for the future. I look forward to serving on the
Board of Trustees,” said Baker. Currently the president of Baker
Laundries, Inc./Waterworks Car Wash, Inc., he has also worked with Blue
Flame Fuels, Inc., as General Manager, from 1981-1990.
Professional affiliations include:
Chairman, Weldon Board of Adjustment from
2005 to present
Chairman, Halifax County Solid Waste
Advisory Board from 2004 to present
Director, Lake Gaston Association from
2007 to present
Member, N.C. National Federation of
Independent Business Leadership Council from 2002 to 2006
Board Member/Officer, Roanoke Valley
Chamber of Commerce from 2001-2003
Graduate, Leadership Roanoke Valley in
Baker was honored in 2003 with the N.C.
Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and in 2001 with the
Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award. In 1994,
he was named the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Successful Young
Entrepreneur of the Year.
Dr. Stanley Edwards, chairman of the HCC Board of Trustees said, “Jay
Baker has demonstrated leadership qualities throughout his professional
career. We are delighted to have him join the Board of Trustees.”
“Jay will bring a different perspective to the College's board. I look
forward to working with him to better our school and our community,” said
HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr.
Baker is married with two daughters.