Three members of the Central Texas College Board of Trustees were sworn in for new terms Thursday after running unopposed in the May 11 election.

Trustees Mari Meyer, Jimmy Towers and Elwood Shemwell have served multiple terms on the board.

Trustees also voted to reorganize the officers. Trustee Rex Weaver was selected by unanimous vote to serve as the board’s chairman, a position previously held by Meyer.

“Thank you for having put that trust in me,” Meyer told members of the board at the meeting. “I think we’re going to be in excellent hands with Rex.”

Weaver accepted the nomination, but said his term as chairman would only be for two years, in order to give other trustees the chance to serve in the position.

“It’s not a lifetime job,” Weaver said. “It’s something we do for the community.”

Trustees also voted to appoint Towers as vice chairman, Trustee Scott Isdale as board secretary and Shemwell as the board’s treasurer.

The results of the college’s recent contest to name a new mascot also were announced at Thursday’s meeting in the Anderson Campus Center.

Barbara Merlo, the college’s marketing and outreach director, said the Eagle narrowly beat out the Stallion in the online runoff vote.

More than 100 ideas for the school’s mascot were submitted. During the summer, CTC will refine a graphic identity and usage guidelines for the Eagle mascot.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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