Every two years, the General Assembly selects 16 individuals in each chamber to serve on the 32-member Board of Governors. The North Carolina House of Representatives voted on March 21 to fill eight appointments to the UNC Board of Governors, and the following folks have been appointed by the House for four-year terms beginning July 1, 2013:
Rodney Hood, from Durham, is the Director of National Partnerships at JP Morgan Chase and Company. He was appointed by President Bush as Vice Chairman at the National Credit Union Administration. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989 and Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC 1993 in the Executive Education Program.
Henry Williams Hinton, from Greenville, NC, is President and General Manager of Inner Banks Media, LLC in Greenville. Inner Banks Media owns and operates four FM radio stations in Eastern NC. He is the former President of the NC Association of Broadcasters. He graduated from Eastern Carolina University in 1976, where started his career at the ECU campus radio station.
W.G. Champion Mitchell, from New Bern, is a retired attorney and CEO. In 2006, he won a “Stevie” as Best Turnaround Executive in America. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and in the Navy Reserves for a decade after. He served on the President’s Policy Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations for President George H.W. Bush and President Clinton.
Former Rep. Laura I. Wiley, from High Point, was a member of the House of Representatives from 2005-2011. She served on the House Appropriations Committee, including the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. She also served on various other committees, including Judiciary, Mental Health and Education. She is a former member of the High Point City Council.
R. Doyle Parrish, from Raleigh, is the CEO of Summit Hospitality Group, which owns and manages 16 hotels. He is the past chair and board member of the NC Travel and Tourism Coalition. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest Babcock School of Business Management.
Roger Aiken, from Alexander, NC, is currently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors in Asheville. From 2004-2008, he was a member of the NC School Boards Association and currently authors a bi- weekly op-ed column for the Asheville Citizen-Times. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1981.
Dr. Joan Templeton Perry, from Kinston, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC’s Medical School. She is a licensed pediatrician and former Morehead Scholar, Senior Class President, and Medical School Class President. She is the mother of five sons.
George A. “G.A” Sywassink, of Charlotte, is the Chairman and CEO of Standard Holding Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Appalachian State University. He is the Chairman of the Board for Homes for Children, Inc. in Banner Elk. He is the past Director of the ASU Foundation, an Emeritus Member of the ASU College of Business, and past Chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association.