Wake Tech Welcomes Local Business Owner as New Trustee
February 18th, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 18, 2014) - Wake Tech Community College is pleased to welcome local business owner Doris Huebner to its ranks. Appointed by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, Huebner was sworn in as the newest trustee on the 12-member board today.
Huebner and her husband, Fred, own and operate more than a dozen McDonald’s restaurants in Wake, Johnston and Harnett counties. They have earned numerous awards from McDonald’s, including the top two honors awarded by the fast food giant: the prestigious Golden Arch Award and the Ronald Award. They have also received several local awards, including The Entrepreneur Award from the Garner Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Business of the Year from the Benson Chamber of Commerce, and 2013 Business of the Year from the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Huebner currently serves on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, the Garner Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Four Oaks Advisory Board, and the Garner Economic Development Corporation Advisory Board. Huebner holds degrees from Sampson Community College, Southwood College in Salemburg, N.C. (now closed), and Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
“Wake Tech is indeed fortunate to have Doris joining our team,” says President Stephen C. Scott. ”Her experience will be extremely valuable in guiding our partnerships with local and regional business and industry – and her extensive involvement in the community will enhance our efforts to serve everyone in the region.”
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Community College System,” Huebner says, “as I understand its value from both a personal and a business perspective. I attended Sampson Community College as part of my secondary education, and it was a great experience. As a business owner, I have utilized both Wake Tech and Johnston Community College to help employees.”
Huebner replaces Phil Zachary, who was recognized for his service. Her term expires in 2017.
Wake Tech is served by 12 trustees, all of whom are appointed: four by the governor, four by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, and four by the Wake County Board of Education. An ex-officio student representative (usually the president of Wake Tech’s Student Government Association) also serves on the board. Trustees establish policy for Wake Tech, approve the annual budget, and serve as advocates for the college and its services. Trustees also select the college president when that need arises.