The Navarro College board of trustees unanimously appointed Faith D. Holt to represent District 2, Corsicana, at a special board meeting Feb. 3.

Holt fills the vacated position of long-time board member James E. Borkchum Jr., who resigned from the board last month due to illness.

Holt recently retired as Pct. 2 county commissioner, a position she held since May 2005. She began working for Navarro County in 1983 as a dispatcher and detention officer at the jail and worked her way up to captain of administration at the sheriff’s office. She holds master certificates as a licensed peace officer, telecommunications operator and detention officer. Holt works with her parents, Robert M. and Mable A. Scott, at their family business, Scott Funeral Home.

“Holt has a vested interested in Navarro College,” said Dr. Richard M. Sanchez, Navarro College District president. “She attended classes here and is a strong supporter of education.”

A graduate of Corsicana High School, Holt is a member of Bethel AME Church, the Jackson Ex-Students Association, Purple Passion Red Hat Society Ladies and the Texas Jail Association Hall of Fame. She serves as the NAACP secretary and as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Boards she serves on, in addition to the Navarro College board of trustees, include VOICE, STAR, Mary Peterson Daycare Center, Christmas in Action and the Navarro County Historical Commission.

“We are all looking forward to working with her,” said Lloyd D. Huffman, board chairman. “The years served and experienced gained in county government by Ms. Holt will certainly be an asset to our board.”

Holt’s first board meeting as a Navarro College trustee will be Feb. 17.