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Cooper appoints Eddleman to BRCC board

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Dr. Clay Eddleman was recently appointed as a trustee at Blue Ridge Community College by Gov. Roy Cooper.


A retired physician, Eddleman served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1975 to 1981, after which he was appointed to the staff of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta and the faculty of Emory University’s School of Medicine. When he retired in 2000, he was named professor emeritus in Emory University’s School of Medicine. After retirement and his move to Henderson County in 2002, he continued to treat veterans at the VA Medical Center in Asheville on an as needed basis until permanently retiring in 2014.

He is currently serving as first vice chair of 11th Congressional District Democrats. In 2018, Cooper appointed Eddleman to the North Carolina Human Relations Commission. He is a member of Hendersonville First Congregational Church, where he helped start the first of now five social justice programs.

Fourteen trustees serve Blue Ridge Community College, all of whom are appointed: four by the governor, four by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, four by the Henderson County Board of Public Education and two by the Transylvania County Commissioners. Trustees establish policy for Blue Ridge Community College, approve the annual budget and advocate for the college and its services.

Other trustees currently serving are Vivian Bolanos, Steven R. Dozier, Betty A. Gash, Vice Chair Jeremy R. Gibbs, Chair John B. “Chip” Gould, Joshua M. Hallingse, Nathan R. Kennedy, P. Kelly Leonard, Michael Pressley, William W. Ramsey, Brian Weaver, Kathy G. Revis and Richard G. “Duke” Woodhull Jr. Blue Ridge Community College Student Government Association President Lidia Quiroz-Estrada serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.