Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Management of the university is legally vested in the Board of Trustees, a self-perpetuating board elected by majority vote from nominees submitted by the Trusteeship Committee of the board. The board delegates authority to the president of the university for the operation of the total university program in keeping with established procedures and policies, and the president is the official liaison between the university and the board.

The board approves all major policy decisions, adopts the official budgets of the university, and passes on other major matters of university business. Much of the work is done through committees, but the full board has regularly scheduled meetings at least three times a year. Members of the Board of Trustees serve 4-year terms.

Current Officers

Chair: Mike Kelly ’82, Mason, OH
Vice-Chair: Mike Cranford ’74, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Treasurer: Doug Buchanan ’88, Cary, NC
Secretary: Karen Smith ’81, Winston-Salem, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2021

John Ayers ’66, Fayetteville, NC
Mike Groce ’68, Newton, NC
Linda Judge-McRae ’86, Knoxville, TN
Eric Mann ’81, Jacksonville, FL
Cheryl Pappas ’70, Charlotte, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2022

Mark Cabaniss ’82, Nolensville, TN
Mike Cranford ’74, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Will Davis, Burgaw, NC
Sally Duyck, Asheville, NC
Carolyn Ferguson, Candler, NC
Steve Francis ’72, Columbia, SC
Mike Kelly ’82, Mason, OH
Magay Shepard ’84, Charlotte, NC
Karen Smith ’81, Winston-Salem, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2023

Doug Buchanan ’88, Cary, NC
David Costner ’70, Leicester, NC
Wayne Higgins ’75, Weaverville, NC
Gene Holdway ’74, Greer, SC
Carole Martin ’81, Asheville, NC
Ruth Parham ’65, Fall Branch, TN
Brent Townsend ’02, Tyrone, GA
Charles Trammell ’59, Memphis, TN
Jim Wilson ’67, Greensboro, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2024

Amanda Beatty ’02, Stanley, NC
Ron Brown, Asheville, NC
Max Burgin ’54, Ellenboro, NC
Kyle Carver ’69, Leicester, NC
Julian Cuthbertson ’08, Huntersville, NC
Bud Hughes ’75, Candler, NC
Jeremy Pressley ’00, Canton, NC
Marilyn “Que” Tucker ’74, Morrisville, NC