For more than three decades, Franklin native Jerry Sutton has been an integral part of every key decision made by Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees. For 32 years, Sutton served on SCC’s board and helped shape education in Western North Carolina.
“Education in Macon County and in all of Western North Carolina is better today for having Jerry Sutton lay a foundation and a vision for Southwestern Community College over the last 30 years,” said Macon County Commission Chair Kevin Corbin. “Mr. Sutton and I may not be a part of the same political party, but when it comes to education and the future generations of our community, Mr. Sutton has always put them first and ensured that they had an opportunity to succeed.”