Thornton named chair elect of MCCA Board of Directors | News
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A member of the Board of Trustees at Three Rivers College has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Missouri Community College Association.
Wilbur Thornton was elected to the board. According to MCAA's website, the Board of Directors supports the association members' professional development, provides them with opportunities for networking and advocates on behalf of community colleges.
The MCCA Board of Directors is elected by the association's general membership and includes representatives of each of the Association's departments: Administrative/Professional Department, Classified Staff Department, Faculty Department, Trustee Department, Retired Department, Presidents/Chancellors Council, and the Student Government Association. Thornton represents the Trustee Department.
MCCA works to shape higher education policy in Missouri through the legislative and executive branches, including the Department of Higher Education, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Thornton lives in Poplar Bluff with his wife Patti, and is known throughout the region as the "Voice of the Raiders" as he broadcasts the Three Rivers Raiders men and women's basketball games on the radio. Thornton is a graduate of Malden High School and has served a number of years on the Malden Board of Education. He retired in 2009 as Senior Operations Manager for the U.S. Postal Service.
For more information about MCCA, please visit mccatoday.org.
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