Elizabeth Waldroop joins Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees

 Elizabeth (Betty) Waldroop’s ties to Southwestern Community College go way back to the very beginning and they run deep. 

Her uncle, Charles Siler Slagle, was a founding member of Southwestern’s Board of Trustees. He served on the board from 1968 through 1996, including time as chair, and the board room in SCC’s Burrell Building is named in his honor. 

He even encouraged Waldroop to enroll at Southwestern in the 1970s, and she did exactly that – graduating from the paralegal program in 1976 when the institution went by the name “Southwestern Technical Institute.” 

Last month, she started a new chapter at Southwestern – this time as a member of the board of trustees. A Macon County resident, she was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper. 

In addition to her education at Southwestern, Waldroop holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Carolina University. She worked for Macon County as a teacher and administrator for a total of 29 years. 

Waldroop’s term on Southwestern’s Board of Trustees runs through June 30, 2027. 

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