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Barney Bray chosen as newest PJC Regent

PARIS - The Paris Junior College Board of Regents Monday approved the appointment of their newest regent, Barney Bray. The District 6 seat became vacant with the resignation of Rachel Braswell.

A regent selection committee reviewed candidates and brought forth the recommendation to the full Board.
“District 6 was loaded with good candidates,” said committee chair Frankie Norwood. “Due to the growth of industry in our area, we feel Barney Bray brings good knowledge to the board, as well as strong ties in Austin. He told us his and his family’s roots go deep with PJC and he will do everything he can to help the college. ”

In other business, Regents approved the hiring of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Corey Barker, effective September 14.

They also received a report on a decrease in fall enrollment of 4.1 percent from one year ago. Cuts from the State to school district funding for dual credit students contributed to the largest drop, according to a press release. Though overall numbers dropped the number of full-time students increased by 559 over last year.