Linn-Benton Community College Swears in Ron Edwards to the Board of Education
The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education swore in Ron Edwards of Lebanon as the board representative for Zone 4 at its meeting on July 19. Edwards will serve a four-year term on the board through June 30, 2027. He replaces Dr. Jeannie Davis, who served the college since 2019.
“I want to start by thanking Dr. Jeannie Davis for her term on the board. She was a valuable asset and her presence will be missed,” said LBCC Board of Education Chair Kristin Adams. “At the same time, we are honored to have Ron Edwards’ experience and perspective now part of the LBCC Board of Education.”
Edwards served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1976. He went on to be a nuclear propulsion plant supervisor and a training coordinator. Later he worked at an experimental test reactor before finally working in hydropower.
“I believe LBCC can be a leader in Career and Technical Education across the country and provide the needed training for high-paying jobs in the trades,” said Edwards. “These high-paying jobs are crucial for families in our community. It is also important to continue serving LB’s transfer students who want to continue their education at four-year colleges. My goal is to learn as much as possible to be an asset to the board.”
Five other board members were re-elected this May and were also sworn in during the July 19 meeting.
- Kristin Adams (Zone 1)
- Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn (Zone 2-3)
- Dick Running (Zone 2-3)
- Sherlyn Dahl (Zone 6-7)
- Jeff Davis (Zone 6-7)
Kristin Adams was re-elected as the Board Chair and Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn was elected as the Vice Chair.