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January 31st, 2009
SMA names Scott trustees chairman

The San Marcos Academy Board of Trustees: (front, left to right) Billy Belcher, Jimmie Scott, Susie Jaynes, Sue Low, W.D. Broadway, Mel Shook, (back, left to right) Clay Sullivan, Stanley McClellan, Ross King, John Childs, Durell Hethcock, Dale Taylor, Mack Phipps, Lewis Richardson. Photo by Don Anders.


Longtime former San Marcos Academy (SMA) administrator Jimmie W. Scott, who has served the school in numerous capacities for more than 35 years, is taking on another hat.

The school’s trustees voted Scott as their chairman earlier this month while also naming four new members of the board.

Scott retired as executive vice president of the Academy in December of 1996, having completed 32 years in various positions at the school. In 2004, he was appointed to the school’s board. Last year, he moved up to vice chairman of the board.

Scott also is a member of the Academy Foundation and grandfather of two Academy seniors.

In addition to naming Scott as president, the board also brought in four new members – Clay Sullivan, John O. Childs, Alva “Durell” Hethcock and William E. Young.

Sullivan is a San Marcos native practicing dentistry in the city. He and his wife, Carol, are parents of two Academy graduates, Seth Sullivan, Class of 1997, and Lindsey Sullivan Keller, Class of 2000.

Childs, who lives in Tyler, is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and educator. LTC Childs is a former district governor for Rotary International. His ability to run tightly organized meetings earned him the nickname “One O’Clock John.”

Hethcock, a 1950 graduate of the Academy, lives in Arlington in his retirement from a 35-year career as a hospital administrator. He currently is the owner of Fund Raising Associates in Arlington and recently served the Academy as an agent for its Centennial Campaign. He also is the grandfather of a current SMA junior.

Young is the Executive-in-Residence of the graduate program in health care administration at Trinity University in San Antonio. He retired in 2005 as executive vice president/COO of Nix Health Care System, and had previously served as CEO of Warm Springs Rehabilitation System. Mr. Young also serves on the Board of the San Marcos Academy Foundation.

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