Gov. Bob Riley has nominated two men to fill vacancies on the Jacksonville
State University Board of Trustees, according to university officials.
In a letter dated Feb. 19 received by JSU Vice President for Institutional
Advancement Joe Serviss, Riley named Thomas Dedrick Sr., of Tuscaloosa and Randy
Jones of Madison to the board.
Serviss said the nominations still must be confirmed by the state senate,
Dedrick is nominated to replace Gladys Carlisle, who died last year, Serviss
said. Jones would replace U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, who had resigned
from the board.
Serviss said the board is composed of 10 members, including representatives
from Alabama's congressional districts.
Dedrick works as a wealth-management adviser with Merrill Lynch. He is a 1981
graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta.
"I think it's a great opportunity to serve the community and serve the
university," Dedrick said. "… I feel I can bring some skill sets that might be
useful to the university."
Jones is president of Randy Jones Insurance Agency and graduated from
Jacksonville State University.
"As a JSU graduate, I'm honored and hope that I can lend something to the
institution to help it grow," he said.
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