At the beginning of the regular meeting of the Rowan County School Board on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Rick Whelan was elected by his fellow Board members as the new School Board Chairman. Whelan takes over for Bill Redwine, who resigned at the conclusion of the regular June 2015 meeting.
Rick Whelan and his wife, Rhonda, have three children: Larry Whelan, who will be a senior at Rowan County Senior High School; Charlie, who will be a freshman at Rowan County Senior High School, and Rachel, who will be in the 4th grade at McBrayer Elementary School.
Upon his election as Chairman, Whelan remarked to his fellow Board members, “I’m honored at your trust in me, but I also know that I have some really big shoes to fill, in following Bill Redwine as Board Chairman. We’re still a team and we’re still working to make sure that our students have what they need to be college and career ready.”