Macon County resident and longtime educator Terry Bell will take over as chairman of Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees.
He replaces Conrad Burrell, who served as the board’s chair for 11 years.
“That’s a long time,” said Burrell, the longest serving SCC chairman. Bell, who lives in the Otto community of Macon County, had been vice chairman and an SCC board member since 1995.
SCC’s campus in Macon County has been wildly successful and seen strong enrollment.
Student enrollment set new records, increasing 54 percent since 2000. SCC continually receives top rankings.