Mr. Don Hudgins took the oath of office of the Cochise College Governing Board. County Superintendent, Jacqui Clay appointed Hudgins, a Vietnam Veteran, and retired journeyman lineman. He now holds the Precinct 2 seat which was vacated by Daniel Ortega who resigned. Precinct 2 of the Cochise County Community College District represents Douglas, Pirtleville, Double Adobe, McNeal, Elfrida, and Apache. A Bisbee native, Hudgins previously served on the Governing Board from 2009-2015. As a strong supporter of the college, before joining the Governing Board in 2009, Hudgins worked with college administrators at the time to install solar projects on the campus.
“I was thrilled when the opportunity arose this year to serve again,” Hudgins said. “The Douglas Campus is a favorite of mine. The Aviation and Law Enforcement Programs are examples of the unique local learning opportunities for students.” Precinct 2 and the Sulphur Springs Valley has been his home for the last 20 years. “In my role on the Governing Board, I will continue to support student success, moving forward,” Hudgins added.
In addition to serving on the college Governing Board, Hudgins also serves as a board member with Azure, a non-profit organization, focused on renewable energy education for K-12 students and teachers. In the past, he has volunteered and helped other community organizations including the Arizona Rangers, Cochise Community Foundation and the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission. The term expires December 2022.