Capital City Bank President Receives Honorary Doctorate
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 28, 2017 – Capital City Bank President Tom Barron received an Honorary Doctorate from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., where he has served as a member of the board of trustees since 2008. Barron was named president of Capital City Bank in 1995 and is devoted to his community, serving on numerous boards focused on economic development. Barron’s ties to Hollins University run deep. His wife, Jane Henderson Barron, and three daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Anne, as well as his sister, Merri McLean, and three other members of their family are all graduates of the University.
“From chairing Hollins’ Board of Trustees to heading the board’s committees on audit, finance, and investment, Tom has distinguished himself and contributed significantly to our success with his strong, steady, thoughtful leadership,” said Nancy Gray, Hollins University president. “His service is a tribute to his family’s close ties to Hollins, which go back more than 80 years and endures today. As Hollins celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, it is a privilege to recognize someone such as Tom who has had a profoundly positive impact on our university and has helped ensure we will remain strong as we embark on our next 175 years.”
In 2008, Barron was elected to the Hollins Board of Trustees and served as chair from 2012 to 2015, working diligently to ensure the university thrived. Among his distinctions as chair, Barron held a pivotal role in the development of Hollins’ strategic plan, Connecting Liberal Arts Education and Experience to Achieve Results. Even after his time as board chair ended, Barron continued sharing his knowledge by chairing the committees on audit and investment.