Education: B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
Family: Married to Frances Fennebresque with four children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member Thompson Child and Family Focus; member Charlotte Mecklenburg Policy Foundation; former Vice Chairman, City of Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum Convention Center; former Chairman Charlotte Regional Sports Commission; former Chairman Charlotte Latin School Board of Trustees.
Occupation: Attorney; Of Counsel, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
Education: B.A., History, Wake Forest; J.D. UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; M.B.A. University of Virginia
Family: Married to Sara Oliver Bissette with two children, five grandchildren
Major Elective Offices and Boards: former Mayor of Asheville; former President Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, WCI, Inc.; Vice-Chairman Carolina Alliance Bank; former Vice-Chairman Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; former President N.C. Arboretum Society; Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition; former trustee Western Carolina University.
Education: BA Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill, 1979; MD UNC School of Medicine, 1983
Family: Married to Jimbo Perry with five sons
Major Educational/Elective Offices: chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Lenoir Memorial Hospital; NC 7th Congressional District Advisory Committee on Medical and Health Affairs; Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics ECU and UNC Schools of Medicine; Board of Directors, Kinston Fellows Program; former Board of Directors UNC Chapel Hill General Alumni Association, NC Child Daycare Commission.
Audit Committee, Chair; Budget and Finance Committee
Occupation: Investment banker
Education: B.S. BA, Appalachian State University
Family: Married to Renee Aiken with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chairman Buncombe County Board of Education; former chairman Eblen Charities Board of Directors; North Carolina School Boards Association; former board member Asheville Red Cross and Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Public Affairs Committee; University Governance Committee
Occupation: President, Challenge Foundation Properties
Education: B.S. Appalachian State University; MPA, Western Carolina University
Family: Married to Erina Byers with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former member Western Carolina University (WCU) Board of Trustees; Twenty year law enforcement, retired NC Sheriff; ASU alumni, WCU Alumni, Catamount Club, member Kiwanis International.
Audit Committee, Vice Chair; Budget and Finance Committee, Secretary
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Education: B.A., Morehouse College
Family: Two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: Raleigh City Bank Advisory Board, BB&T; National Association of State Boards of Accountancy; United Way of the Greater Triangle; Board of Trustee member Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC; Board member of IntraHealth International: NC Center for Nonprofits and Cary Academy. Former Chairman of Elizabeth City State University Board of Trustees.
Audit Committee; Budget and Finance Committee; Strategic Directions Committee
Occupation: Retired broadcast executive
Education: B.A., Journalism, 1975, UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Bill Gage with one child
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Chair UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees; member WHQR Public Radio Board, N.C. Coastal Land Trust Board; local Wachovia Bank Board; former member Southeastern N.C. Community Foundation Board, N.C. Association of Broadcasters, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board, Wilmington Rotary Club, St. John's Museum of Art Board and Wilmington Junior League Advisory Board.
Personnel and Tenure Committee, Secretary; Public Affairs Committee; Strategic Directions Committee, Vice Chair
Education: Agricultural-Chemical Program, Wayne County Community College
Family: Married to Judi Keever Grainger with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member and Chairman of Government Affairs Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina; former member North Carolina State University College of Education and Psychology Advisory Board; former member NCSU Parks Scholarship Board; former member N.C. Grange-Tobacco Executive Board; member Southern Crop Protection Association Board; former Chairman Economic Development Coalition 2000.
Public Affairs Committee; University Governance Committee
Occupation: Broadcast executive
Education: B.S., East Carolina University
Family: Married to Debbie Hinton with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former president NC Association of Broadcasters; former chairman Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce; Distinguished Service Award, East Carolina University Alumni Association; Earle Gluck Distinguished Service Award, NC Broadcasters Association.
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former member, UNC School of the Arts Board of Trustees; member of the National Endowment for the Arts; panel member National Endowment for the Arts Opera project; member Christ Episcopal Church; member World Economic Forum.
Education: B.S., Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D. & LL.M (Tax), Georgetown University Law Center
Family: Married to Beth M. Long with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair, N.C. Bar Association, Tax Section; former director, Caramore Vocational Rehabilitation Center; former director, Shepherds Theological Seminary; director Raleigh Hall of Fame; director Alzheimer's North Carolina; adjunct professor, Campbell University.
Occupation: Retired entrepreneur and community volunteer
Education: B.S. Nursing, University of Florida
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair, Western Carolina University Board of Trustees; former chair, Western Carolina University Foundation Board; former member, REACH of Jackson County Board; member, Western NC Film Commission Advisory Board.
Education: Salem College; B.S., Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former staff U.S. House of Representatives; member North Carolina Aquarium Society; member UNC Women's Leadership Council; founding member Friends of Cape Lookout National Seashore; former member UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.
Budget and Finance Committee; Strategic Directions Committee, Chair
Occupation: Retired CEO and attorney
Education: A.B, UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D., UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Etteinne Mitchell with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: previously served both Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton as a member of the President's Policy Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations; former member, NC Aquarium Society, the Tryon Palace Commission, the Washington Performing Arts Society, American Advertising Federation, National Association of Manufacturers, Northern Virginia Technology Council and U.S. Olympic Committee; lecturer for the Investment Banking class at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs Committee, Chair
Occupation: Corporate executive
Education: B.A. Economics, Wellesley College, Magna Cum Laude; MBA, Harvard Business School
Family: Married to Tom Nelson with two daughters
Major Educational/Elective Offices: has served as Chairman of Spangler Companies, Inc., a private investment firm, since 2005, and prior to that as a General Partner of Wakefield Group, a venture capital firm, since 1988. Member of several boards including C.D. Spangler Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and North Carolina Capital Management Trust; serves as Chair of Fidelity Charitable; formerly served on the boards of Novant Health, Presbyterian Hospital, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Arts and Science Council, and the YMCA of Charlotte. In 2011, became co-chairman of Project L.I.F.T., a public-private partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools seeking to increase academic achievement in nine schools in the West Charlotte corridor; named The Charlotte Observer's 2012 Woman of the Year.
Public Affairs Committee; University Governance Committee, Secretary
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer
Education: B.S., Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.B.A., Wake Forest University
Family: Married to Nancy Parrish with three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: Board of Directors CapStone Bank, North Carolina; Travel and Tourism Coalition, National Board of Boy Scouts of America; former member of North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board, NC Department of Commerce, and City of Raleigh Convention Center.
Personnel and Tenure Committee, Vice Chair; Strategic Directions Committee
Occupation: Attorney and Corporate executive
Education: B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Duke University School of Law
Family: Married to Robyn Pickett with one child
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member, NC Zoological Society; Duke Law School Future Forum; volunteer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; former member Pew Partnership's Greensboro Civic Entrepreneur Initiative; former member, Central Virginia Foodbank.
Public Affairs Committee, Secretary; University Governance Committee
Education: B.S., Masters of Science Education, East Carolina University
Family: Married to Jennifer J. Rippy
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member, East Carolina University Board of Visitors, the East Carolina University Foundation, Cape Fear Community College Foundation, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, East Carolina University Health and Human Performance Advancement Council; former member of the College of Education Advancement Council, UNC Wilmington School of Business Advisory Board and UNC Wilmington Entrepreneurial Advisory Board; former chair of the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, the Cape Fear Visitors Bureau, the Wilmington International Airport Authority and Friends of Airlie Gardens.
Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs Committee; Strategic Directions Committee
Education: B.A., History, East Carolina University
Family: two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Chair of East Carolina University Board of Trustees; former President of Association Executives of NC, former member of N.C. Institute of Political Leadership Board; member of N.C. Center for Public Policy Research board; past President of American Society of Health Care Association Executives; member of the Board of Directors of NC Institute of Medicine; former member of NC Social Services Commission.
Personnel and Tenure Committee, Chair; Strategic Directions Committee
Occupation: Corporate executive
Education: B.A., Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Family: Married to Shirley Sywassink with three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair and vice chair, Appalachian State University Board of Trustees; former director, Hiram College Board of Directors; director and former chair, Homes for Children, Inc., Banner Elk, NC.
Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs Committee, Secretary; Public Affairs Committee
Occupation: Former legislator
Family: Married to Bruce Wiley with two children
Education: B.S., Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Northern Virginia Community College
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member of the War Memorial Foundation; Senior Resources of Guilford, Partners Ending Homeless; Commissioner, High Point Housing Authority; former member of the NC House of Representatives; served on the House Appropriations Committee, including the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and various other committees, including Judiciary, Mental Health and Education; former member of the High Point City Council.