Reid Clark is the new Enterprise Board of Education president and Rodrick Caldwell, the new vice president.
At the Enterprise Board of Education meeting May 12 Clark and Caldwell were unanimously elected to the positions they will assume at the EBOE meeting June 11.
Clark, who has served last school year as EBOE vice president, has been on the board since his appointment to a five-year term by the Enterprise City Council in April 2017.
Born and raised in Enterprise, the son of Charles and Trish Clark graduated as valedictorian from Enterprise High School in 1991.
Clark attended Enterprise State Junior College on a basketball scholarship and was an Academic All-American.
A two-year letterman on the Auburn University basketball team, Clark received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration in 1997 from AU.
Clark worked in management for State Farm Insurance in Birmingham for 13 years before returning home to Enterprise to serve as a State Farm agent.
Clark is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Enterprise.
He and his wife Emily are the parents of three sons.
Caldwell has served on the EBOE since his appointment by the Enterprise City Council in April 2018.
The son of the late Elouise and Willie Caldwell is a 1987 graduate of Elba High School.
Caldwell is medically retired from the United States Army after 17 years of military service. He worked at Coppinville Junior High School with the Temporary Alternative Placement program.
Caldwell serves also as the Fatherhood Program Coordinator for the Coffee County Family Services Center.
Caldwell and his wife Melanie are the parents of six children.
The meeting was the last for EBOE President Dr. Daniel Whitaker who is rotating off after a five-year term.
Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Greg Faught thanked Whitaker for his service. “You’ve done an outstanding job,” Faught said. “And you’ve been a good friend, as well.”
Whitaker called Faught’s leadership, philosophies and communication skills “crucial for helping the board make key decisions.
“It’s been an honor to serve the community and the school system the last five years,” Whitaker said. “I think all of us, when we’re asked to be on the school board, you don’t know what you’re getting into, really. It’s been a great five years. It’s been a long five years. Five years is a long time.”
Whitaker listed the addition of safe entrances, tornado shelters and gyms at every elementary school as collective highlights during his five-year term on the board.
“What makes Enterprise City Schools great are the people,” he said. “We’re in great hands. I have no problems leaving the board because I know you guys are going to do a great job.”
The next meeting of the Enterprise Board of Education is Thursday, June 11, at noon in the school’s central office. The meeting is open to the public.