New Chairman of the Board
The Board of Trustees for York College has a new Chairman, Mr. Jarrell Gibbs, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Gibbs has been on the York College Board since 2003. He will serve in this elected position for a term of two years, during which he will preside over the meetings that will continue to set policy for York College and hold the school to its mission.
“It was obvious from his first days on our board that he had the ability to be its leader. It was obvious to everyone in the room,” said York College President Wayne Baker. “He was asked to serve by acclamation.”
The position of Chairman was previously held by Ed McLoud, who served in that capacity for 12 years. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 1988, and will continue to serve on the Board. “He was an ideal Chairman,” said Baker of McLoud. “He was always there when you needed him, and he made himself and his schedule available to whatever the needs of the college were.” President Baker lauded McLoud’s years of service, saying that the effectiveness of the Board in the past decade has been a direct result of McLoud’s leadership. McLoud and his wife, Pat, reside in Leavenworth, Kan.
Gibbs is retired President of TXU Corp., having served for 22 years in various executive positions within that company. He also spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army. During that period, he commanded units on three continents, was an artillery battalion commander in the First Cavalry Division and served two tours in Viet Nam. Currently he is active in private investments. Gibbs has also been very active with Texas A&M University, United Way of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Texas Health Resources Hospital Board.
Gibbs holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in Finance, and a Masters degree in Management and Administration from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Gibbs is married to Cynthia, his wife of 46 years. They have a son, who is a minister, a daughter and four granddaughters. They are active in their local church where Gibbs serves as an elder.