Joey Smith replaces Lloyd Hammonds on CCC District Governing Board
Coconino Community College District Governing Board Member Lloyd Hammonds (left) passed his job duties to Page resident Joey Smith (right) during a small ceremony at CCC in Page on Wednesday afternoon.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Coconino Community College District Governing Board has a new member from the Page area.
During a small ceremony at the CCC campus in Page, Joseph "Joey" Smith was handed the duties of DGB member by his predecessor, Lloyd Hammonds.
"It's an honor to serve the residents of northern Arizona as a District Governing Board member," Smith said. "I look forward to helping strengthen the educational excellence CCC has long been known for."
Smith, a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Camp Verde, was born in Flagstaff and raised in Page. Smith began his college education in the community college system at Mesa Community College and received undergraduate degrees in psychology and criminal justice from Arizona State University. He's married to his high school sweetheart, Bronwyn Smith, who is a member of the Navajo Nation and grew up in Page. She works as a pharmacist at the hospital in Tuba City. Smith is a member of the management team at Antelope Point Marina in Page. Previously, he served on the CCC Foundation as a board member.
Smith replaces Hammonds for the District 5 seat, which serves the northern part of Coconino County, including Tuba City, Page and Fredonia.
"It's been quite interesting and quite fun being part of the growth of an institution," Hammonds said during the ceremony. "I'm thrilled to have been part of it. This is a great institution. I've enjoyed it, and I wish Coconino Community College the very best."
Prior to beginning his service on the Governing Board in 2012, Hammonds was the Dean of CCC in Page from 1998 through 2012. He said that he has a strong personal commitment to the community college. Students can prepare for immediate employment, or they can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree. They also can better their current job skills, and students can do it at an affordable cost.
CCC District Governing Board members serve for six-year terms. For more information about the Governing Board, meeting times and agendas, visit www.coconino.edu/district-governing-board.
About Coconino Community College
CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County since 1991. The College has the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education.
CCC provides affordable tuition and more than 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in academic and career fields. CCC also has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities, including the award-winning CCC2NAU.
CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County and Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Zoom video conferencing classes to meet the needs of students in rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.
- Monday, 26th August 2019