Lufkin, TX: Today, the Angelina College Board of Trustees appointed Lynne Haney to fill a vacancy on the Board resulting from Trustee Tim Stacy’s resignation earlier this month. Ms. Haney’s appointed term will expire in May 2022.
Haney is the president of Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which is the oldest incorporated business currently operating in Angelina County and has been owned and operated by Ms. Haney’s family since 1911. Haney is only the fourth person to hold the President title in the company’s history, and Lufkin Coca-Cola is one of only seven 100% female-owned Coca-Cola bottlers in the United States. Haney serves as a volunteer for the Angelina College Foundation advisory committee, and Lufkin Coca-Cola has given significant support to the college’s programs and events for years.
Haney’s appointment is positive for both the college and the community, according to AC president, Dr. Michael Simon.
“Lynne and her company have a long history of supporting schools and education at all levels in Angelina County,” Simon said. “I am confident her commitment to the college’s success and her business acumen will serve Angelina College and the Board well.”
Haney replaces Tim Stacy, who recently resigned from the Board when his daughter-in-law Lauren Stacy applied for a position with the College. Mr. Stacy served as a trustee since 2010 and served as president of the Board from 2015 to 2017. During Stacy’s tenure on the Board, Angelina College invested significantly in technology and workforce programs, expanded online course and degree offerings, and supported numerous economic development initiatives.
“I deeply appreciate the service Tim has provided the college and the role he’s played on the Board of Trustees – in particular, his perspective on manufacturing,” Simon said. “He has provided leadership to help the college best serve students who are interested in manufacturing careers, and he has facilitated relationships with regional employers to help AC meet the human capital needs of East Texas.”
“Tim’s personal values and commitment to student success inspired the college and fed our passion for helping people in East Texas reach their full potential.”