Photos by Michelle Harris. Haywood Community College’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed new member H. Lee Davis, Jr. He was appointed by Haywood County Commissioners.

Haywood Community College’s Board of Trustees recently received reappointment for members Lynn Milner and Rhonda Schandevel (pictured left to right). Milner was reappointed to serve an additional four years. Governor Roy Cooper reappointed Schandevel for four years as well.

Haywood Community College’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed new member H. Lee Davis, Jr. and received reappointment for members Lynn Milner and Rhonda Schandevel.

Davis is employed by Davis & Hamrick, LLP. For more than 40 years, he has practiced as an attorney in civil litigation. In addition, Davis has spent more than 20 years as an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University. His civic experience includes serving as a member of the Wake Forest School of Law Board of Visitors, member of the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC Board of Trustees, and board member of Haywood Pathways Center. Haywood County Commissioners appointed Davis.

Milner retired with more than 30 years with Haywood County Schools as a teacher and principal. She has served on numerous boards, including the Haywood County Board of Education, Haywood County Schools Foundation, and Mountain Projects. At HCC, Milner also serves on HCC’s Foundation Board of Directors. Haywood County Board of Education originally appointed Milner in July 2017. After four years of service, she was reappointed to serve an additional four years.

Schandevel retired as a registered dental hygienist after more than 35 years in the field. Her civic experience includes serving on the boards of the NC State ARC, Waynesville Recreation, and Haywood County Board of Education. Governor Roy Cooper appointed Schandevel to complete the term left vacant by the late Jane Hipps. Upon completion of this term, Cooper reappointed Schandevel for four years of service. 

The Board of Trustees is the primary governing body of the institution and consists of twelve appointed Board members and the current Student Government Association president. Four Trustees are each appointed by the Governor’s Office, the Haywood County Commissioners, and the Haywood County School Board. The SGA president is elected by the HCC student body.