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Two New Members Join Board of Trustees

Carole White (right), Edgecombe County Clerk of Court, delivers the oath of office to (l-r) Barbara Campbell Davis, who was reappointed to the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees; and Dr. Chad Cayton and Margaret Anne Wooten, who are new board members.

Tarboro residents Margaret Anne Wooten and Dr. Alvah C. “Chad” Cayton IV were recently appointed to four-year terms on the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees.

Appointed to the board by Governor Roy Cooper, Wooten, a Tarboro native, works at Kanban Logistics in human resources and accounting. She serves on the ECC Foundation Board of Directors and chairs the Nominating Committee and the Board Member Recognition Committee.

A community leader, she is vice chair of the Rocky Mount Academy Board of Trustees and serves on the Meals-on-Wheels Board as well as the Edgecombe Chapter of the N.C. Community Foundation.

Over the years, Wooten has volunteered on numerous additional boards, including the North Carolina Symphony Board, the American Red Cross Frederick E. Turnage Chapter, the Edgecombe County Arts Council, the Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church, and the American Heart Association.

“Ms. Wooten’s considerable experience with Kanban Logistics will provide expertise to the ECC Board of Trustees as the College channels students into manufacturing and logistics programs that lead directly to jobs,” says Dr. Jerry Price, chair of the ECC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Cayton was appointed to the board by the Edgecombe County Board of Education. He is an optometrist at Tarboro Eye Associates, and his experience ranges from primary eye care to a specialized focus in contact lenses and ocular diseases.

His expertise was invaluable in the College’s development of its new Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program, which began in Fall 2018. According to ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod, “Dr. Cayton and several other local clinicians recognized the need for trained individuals in the industry and provided significant input on the curriculum.”

Dr. Price adds, “Dr. Cayton’s knowledge of health sciences will strengthen the Board’s understanding of issues in allied health education as the College continues to improve and grow its programs in health sciences.”

In addition to the appointment of two board members, Barbara Campbell Davis was reappointed to the Board for a four-year term. Davis is an Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners appointee to the ECC Board of Trustees and retired executive presbyter for New Hope Presbytery.

The ECC Board of Trustees has twelve members, each serving a four-year term. The Office of the Governor appoints four members. The Edgecombe County Board of Education and the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners each appoint four members.