Frank Byrd was a pivotal administrator at BRCC for 29 years as director of Counseling Services, starting in 1978. In his last five years starting in 2002, he also served as dean for Student Services. In that span, the college annually earned a state superior ranking for student certification exam scores. He linked counseling with four-year colleges and local high schoolers, starting College Night and a regional workshop. The Army veteran improved campus accessibility and learning for disabled students. Byrd was a Hendersonville Times-News columnist. He joins his wife Ethlyn Sims Byrd, a retired teacher, in the Hall of Fame.
2013 Education Hall of Fame