Panola College announces the appointment of a new member of its Board of
Trustees, Brooke Lipsey, to replace longtime board member, Mrs. Evelyn
Sharp who recently resigned.
“Our newest Board member embodies the spirit of community and brings
talent, expertise and energy to the table,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President
of Panola College. “We are fortunate to have the level of experience and
leadership in place on our Board, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this
Brooke Lipsey is a Carthage native and a 1999 graduate of Carthage high
School. She began her collegiate career at Panola College before
transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned her
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2002.
While attending SFA, Lipsey began her career at BancorpSouth and later
transferred to their Marshall Branch. She also worked as an accountant for
Robinson and Williams, CPAs. Currently, she works for the Panola County
Auditor’s office as 2nd assistant auditor and has been the bookkeeper for
Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral home since 2005.
Brooke and her husband, Stuart Lipsey, have two children, Olivia, age 9,
and Travis, age 7. Her family are active members at the First United
Methodist Church, where she enjoys teaching Sunday school, LOGOS, and
directing Vacation Bible School.
“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve on the
Board of Trustees for Panola College, an institution that our community is
so blessed to have. I am grateful for Mrs. Evelyn Sharp’s many years of
service and contributions to the College. I truly have big shoes to fill,”
The Panola College Board of Trustees are: Chair, William Goolsby;
Vice-Chair, Hal Palmer; Secretary, Glendell Chadwick; Brooke Lipsey; Bobby
Phillips; Kevin Smith; and Richard Thomas.