HAMLET — Dr. Al Covington was granted Trustee Emeritus standing on Tuesday with the Richmond Group Faculty Board of Trustees after 12 years of steady service on the board.
Covington was appointed to the Faculty’s Board of Trustees in 2010 and has chosen to not renew his place on the board after his time period expires this 12 months.
“I’m grateful for the years I’ve spent on this board. I’ve realized far more than I might have imagined,” Covington mentioned. “This can be a very well-run board, and it’s been my pleasure to serve with all of you.”
Dr. Dale McInnis, president of RichmondCC, thanked Covington for his dedication to RichmondCC through the years.
“Dr. Covington has all the time supplied large help to the Faculty, and he has been an actual asset to this Board,” McInnis mentioned.
Additionally at its common assembly, the Board of Trustees accepted the finances requests for each Richmond and Scotland counties and accepted adjustments to pupil charges.
The Board was additionally given an replace on the standing of the brand new Truck Driver Coaching facility in Scotland County after its growth was placed on maintain attributable to environmental issues surrounding the positioning.
“Now we have lastly gotten the approvals from all of the completely different state businesses that no extra work must be completed on the land, and it may be transferred and gifted from the county to the Faculty,” McInnis mentioned. “As soon as we take possession, we are able to lastly start the design of that facility with the structure.”
The Board additionally acquired a report on the Hendrick Heart for Automotive Coaching, a 15,000-square-foot facility to be positioned on the Hamlet Campus. The Faculty has been working with ADW Architects on the position of the constructing on campus, and the agency will now be drawing up a contract for the design of the power.
McInnis confirmed that the Faculty continues to be on observe to interrupt floor on the Hendrick Heart for Automotive Coaching in early 2024.