WCF Trustee Matthew Woods Confirmed to the Alabama Community College’s Board of Trustees

Jasper Native Matthew Woods Confirmed to the Alabama Community College’s Board of Trustees   

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) has announced that Jasper native Matthew Woods was confirmed on Thursday afternoon by the Alabama Senate to the Alabama Community College’s Board of Trustees. Woods will represent Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes Walker, Fayette, and Winston counties, on the Community College Board. 
“Matthew Woods is a successful entrepreneur, a community leader, and a man of impeccable personal integrity,” Reed said. “Community colleges like Bevill State provide a top-notch education at an affordable cost for thousands of students each year. My goal is for Alabama to have the best community college system in the nation, and I appreciate Matthew’s willingness to spend his time and talent advancing that goal.”
“I appreciate Frank Caldwell’s service to Alabama’s community colleges, and I am confident that Matthew will ably fill the Fourth Congressional District’s seat on the board,” Reed continued. 
A second-generation entrepreneur with sixteen years of experience in the automotive retail industry, Woods has served on the executive board of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and has mentored high school students through the Youth Leadership Walker County Program. He is currently an advisory board member for Synovus First Bank of Jasper and is a trustee for the Walker College Foundation, which awards approximately forty annual scholarships to Bevill State Community College students.  
“Matthew Woods is a community college graduate and a former community college Student Government Association president,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “This institutional knowledge of the community college system will make him an able advocate for our community colleges and marks him as exceptionally qualified to serve on the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.
Woods attended Bevill State Community College, where he was elected president of the Jasper campus’ student government association. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Aviation Management from Auburn University in 2004. 
“It is a great honor to be appointed by Governor Ivey to the Community College’s Board of Trustees,” Woods remarked on Thursday afternoon. “I had a great experience attending Bevill State, so I know first-hand the opportunities that community colleges offer young people. I will work hard with our two-year colleges to ensure that we are embracing technological innovations and creating the best opportunities we can for Alabamians from all walks of life.”  
Woods holds a multi-engine instrument rating on his private pilot’s license. He and his wife of twelve years, Brandi, live in Jasper with their eight-year-old daughter. Matthew and his family enjoy being a part of the Jasper community and helping others through volunteering with non-profits and in the local school system. He is an active member at Parrish Church of Christ, where he serves as a deacon.

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