QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - The Quincy Board of Education has chosen Rowdy Gibson from four interested applicants to fill a vacancy on the board. Gibson attended his first meeting of the school board as a trustee this week on Monday. He succeeds trustee Tyler Baldwin, who served for about five years before resigning from the board. Quincy School Superintendent Craig Artist said they regret Baldwin’s decision and thanked him for his many years of service, noting that he will be missed. Kevin Maurer, Greg Richer and Trish Rzepka also submitted letters of interest in replacing the outgoing Baldwin.
The vice president of the school board, Donna Hines, said they have terribly challenging decisions to make, but with such quality choices for trustee candidates, in her words, “we can’t go wrong,” Gibson is a Quincy High School graduate who furthered his education at Tri-State University, now Trine University and earned a master’s degree in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin. He has two children, who also graduated from QHS. Currently, he owns an engineering consultant business and, since 1990, has worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Indiana National Guard/US Air Force. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1983 until 1989. Gibson said over time his desire to assist Quincy Schools to meet their daily challenges has grown.
The next meeting of the Quincy School Board is Monday, August 19th.