Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors serves NC State University by providing advice to the Chancellor, and through the Chancellor, to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Visitors is composed of 29 members. Currently a minimum of ten of the 29 members are also members of the advisory boards of colleges and schools at NC State. The Chancellor makes the remaining appointments. The Board of Visitors has the following functions:
(a) assists the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees in ensuring that
NC State University's relative standing among the premier universities
in America is maintained and enhanced;
DR. JANE COCKRELL, CHAIR
Dr. Jane Cockrell is chair and a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. As Vice President for Strategic Marketing for Williams Communication, she is responsible for coordinating marketing plans and activities across the business units. She also leads the efforts to establish the Williams brand and identity in the marketplace. Cockrell has also served with AT&T as President, North Carolina and South Carolina in Charlotte. In that capacity, her responsibilities included leading AT&T's entry into the local telephone market, customer management, and planning and marketing local business service. She also served with AT&T Bell Laboratories.
A native of Wilson, she earned a bachelor's degree from NC State, a master's degree from Rice University and a doctorate from Stevens Institute, all in industrial and organizational psychology.
She and her husband, George Hartner, have two children and reside in Rockville, Maryland. (Term 2002)
BARRY W. EVELAND, VICE CHAIR
Barry W. Eveland is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is Vice President, Logistics for the IBM Personal Systems Group, and Senior State Executive for IBM in North Carolina. A graduate of Lehigh University, he joined IBM in 1966 as an Industrial Engineer and has worked in IBM's facilities in Owego, NY, Research Triangle Park, NC and White Plains, NY. He is currently responsible for IBM's personal computer production and inventory control for eight (8) plants around the world.
In 1996, Eveland was named the Senior Location Executive for the IBM RTP site and later was named the Senior State Executive in North Carolina. In this dual role, he leads IBM's community involvement in education, work force preparation and diversity and hehas been active in the Triangle United Way Campaigns. (Term 2002)
BARBARA K. ALLEN
Barbara Allen is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. She is currently Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party and retired as Corporate Community Relations Director of Carolina Power & Light Company.
Allen attended Peace College as a voice student. She currently serves many organizations and boards, including the Public School Forum of NC, the Womenís Forum of NC, the Child Advocacy of NC, the NC Symphony Foundation Board, the Methodist Home for Children, Wake County Smart Start and the Womenís Club of Raleigh Board of Trustees. Her awards include The Distinguished Women of North Carolina Award, the A. E. Finely Distinguished Citizenship Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the YWCA Academy of Women in Business Award.
She and her husband Luke Allen have one son, four grandchildren, and reside in Raleigh. (Term 2004)
DR. DANNY T. ALLEN
Dr. Danny T. Allen is a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He has owned and operated Boulevard Animal Hospital in Raleigh since 1968.
A native of Alamance County, N.C., Allen earned a bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary studies from NC State in 1965. He earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1968. Allen is a member and past president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Wake Veterinary Medical Association.
He has received the North Carolina Veterinarian of the Year Award and the 1995 Martin Litwack Award. He was an advocate for establishing the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and has maintained an association with veterinary students.
Allen and his wife, Anne, live in Raleigh and have three children. (Term 2002)
ROBERT F. "CHIP" ANDREWS III
Robert "Chip" Andrews is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is Chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation, the largest management consultant firm, providing management and staff development services to the architectural and building and construction industries in the U.S.
Andrews has formed a corporate foundation at FMI, which serves as the vehicle for charitable giving. The FMI Foundation recently pledged to the Campaign for NC State Students to support a graduate endowment in honor of Dr. Emol A. Fails, founder of FMI and former professor of economics at NC State University from 1947-1967.
Andrews is a member and former Task Force Chairman of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and member of the National Advisory Council and Associated General Contractors of America. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Rebel Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He is currently the Chairman of the NC State University Graduate School Board of Advisors.
He and his wife, Evelyn, have two children and reside in Raleigh. (Term 2001)
JOHN L. ATKINS III
John L. Atkins III, past chair and founding member of the NC State Board of Visitors, is president and chief executive officer of O'Brien/Atkins Associates, an architectural firm in Research Triangle Park that specializes in commercial design. Atkins earned a degree in architecture from the NC State School of Design in 1966 and a master's degree in regional planning from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1970.
He was elected to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows in 1991. Atkins is former president of the Durham Section, American Institute of Architects and of the North Carolina Board of Architecture. He has served as chairman of the National Committee on Professional Examination on Construction.
Atkins is a member of the executive committee and past president of the NC State School of Design Foundation. He chaired the 1995-96 Annual Fund for the Durham Public Education Network. Atkins is chairman of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company's Durham Board of Directors. He also is a member of the North Carolina Symphony Foundation Board of Directors, the Greater Triangle Regional Council and the Raleigh-Durham Regional Association.
Atkins and his wife, Sandra, live in Durham and have two children. He assumed his position as Chairman in 1996. (Term 2002)
LARRY D. BARBOUR
Larry D. Barbour is a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is senior vice president of Triangle Bank in Raleigh and oversees all the bank's Raleigh offices. Prior to joining Triangle Bank in 1988, he was associated with Wachovia Bank.
Barbour earned a bachelor's degree from NC State in 1971 and completed advanced studies at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Banking. He is a member and former officer of the Wake County Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and the Center for Health Education.
He has served on the Cystic Fibrosis State Board of Directors, the Metro YMCA Board of Directors and the Think First Foundation.
Barbour is a member of the NC State Foundation and is a member and past president of the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Barbour and his wife, Diane, reside in Raleigh. (Term 2002)
CHARLES D. CASE
Charles D. Case is the most recent past chair and a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is a partner in the law firm of Hunton and Williams, heads up the Raleigh firm's Environmental Team. He limits his practice to environmental law issues, with a focus on groundwater and waste issues.
Case earned his undergraduate degree in physics from NC State and his law degree from Harvard Law School. His practice has encompassed activities in rulemaking, lobbying, compliance and corporate planning.
He taught at Campbell University Law School and served as a hearing officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board of North Carolina. Case has served as chairman of the Wake County Zoning Board of Adjustment and as a member of the Hazardous Waste Study Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly. He is a member of the Natural Resources Law Section of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.
Case and his wife, Margie, reside in Raleigh. (Term 2002)
JACK P. COZORT
Jack Cozort is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is a partner with the Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein Law Firm in Raleigh, specializing in Government and Regulatory issues.
Cozort hails from Valdese, North Carolina earning his bachelorís degree from NC State in 1972 and Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1975. He is a 12 year veteran Judge in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, former Associate Attorney General for the NC Department of Justice and former legal counsel to Governor James B. Hunt.
He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Wake Forest University School of Law. Cozort and his wife Kathryn have two children and reside in Raleigh. (Term 2004)
RICHARD A. CURTIS
Richard Curtis is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and a founding editor and designer of USA TODAY. He was assistant management editor/graphics and features for The (Baltimore) News American from 1978-1982. He also has worked for the Miami (Florida) News and the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times.
A graduate of the NC State School of Design, Curtis was, until recently, a member of the board of directors of that schoolís foundation. He was a 1992 Hearst Visiting Professional in graphics and design at the University of North Carolina. He also has been a lecturer at many universities and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland, School of Journalism. In 1993, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the NC State School of Design and was the Universityís commencement speaker in 1994.
Curtis is co-founder of the Society of Newspaper Design and has edited and collaborated on several books. He and wife Jane Cromley Curtis live in Fairfax Station, VA and have two children. (Term 2004)
S. LAWRENCE DAVENPORT
S. Lawrence Davenport is a founding member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is president of J.P. Davenport and Son, Inc. of Greenville, a family owned agribusiness that includes crop and seed production, a farm supply store and fertilizer sales. He also is part owner and secretary treasurer of Pitt-Martin Fertilizer Co. of Robersonville, N.C. and Roanoke-Tar Cotton, Inc., of Everetts, N.C.
A native of Washington, N.C., Davenport earned a bachelor's degree from NC State in 1965. He has served as president of the N.C. Crop Improvement Association and the N.C. Foundation Seed Producers; director of Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina; and is a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission for Tobacco Inspection.
Davenport is a recipient of the NC State Watauga Medal; and a member of the NC State University Chancellor's Circle. He is Pitt County Memorial Hospital Trustee and a Wachovia Bank Director.
Davenport and his wife, Sarah Collins Davenport, have three children and reside in Greenville. (Term 2002)
BUSTER C. GLOSSON
General Glosson is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors, and Chairman/CEO of Emirates Palomar Medical Technology Services, a strategic planning and medical services firm based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Currently, he serves on the Central Intelligence Agency Directorís National Security Advisory Panel and The Lynnwood Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Additionally, he is on the board of directors of several public and private companies.
Glossonís military service included extensive "Cabinet level" work with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government. During the Gulf War, he was Director of Air Campaign Plans in Riyadh, Saudi, Arabia and a primary architect of the Gulf Air War.
His peacetime military experience (1984-1986) included command of an F-4 Fighter Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, as well as an F-15 Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours in F-5's, F-4's and F-15's.
Glosson was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 14, 1942, and received his Electrical Engineering Degree from North Carolina State University. (Term 2004)
Ken Huggins is a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is executive vice president of Micell Technologies.
In 1970, Huggins was one of the founding parties in Macfield Texturing, serving as general manager of yarn dyeing. He was promoted to president in 1988. Previously, he worked at Allied Chemical in fibers research.
Currently, Huggins is a member of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute; he serves on the Dean's Advisory Committee for the NC State College of Textiles, and is a member of the Triad & Central North Carolina executive committee of the NC State Wolfpack Pride Campaign. He is the chairman of the IAB Board for the Consortium for CO2 Research in Textile Processing, and serves on the board of directors for MiCell Technologies, Inc., and for the American Yarn Spinners Association.
He is a 1964 graduate of the NC State College of Textiles, with a B.S. in textile chemistry, and completed graduate work in business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a Vietnam era Army veteran.
Huggins and his wife, Gail Brower Huggins, have a son and a daughter and live in Greensboro. (Term 2002)
BENJAMIN P. JENKINS III
Benjamin P. Jenkins is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and is Vice Chairman of First Union Corporation, providing leadership to the General Bank. He is responsible for all U.S. state-based retail and wholesale activities, including branch delivery, all commercial operations and segments and corporate customer service. He has held various executive-level positions with First Union during his 29 years with the company. He has been in his current position since 1999.
Jenkins is a 1968 NC State graduate with a bachelor of science in Textile Chemistry. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama. He currently serves as a member of the NC State Graduate School Board of Advisors. (Term 2004)
CHARLES W. JOHNSON
Charles Johnson is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He has served as Sales and Marketing Manager with Procter and Gamble Distributing Company, as Division manger with Sears Roebuck and Company and as owner/CRO with Synergy Management and Marketing Corporation.
Johnson is a graduate of NC State University with a degree in Economics with post-graduate work at UNC/Charlotte in Business Administration. He is a long time supporter of NC State as a member of the NC State Chancellor's Circle since 1985, and has served on the NC State Alumni Board of Directors, and Chairman, Endowment Fund Raising for NC State's Fellows Program. He has also served a Executive in Residence for NC State's Technology, Education, and Commercialization Program.
Johnson and his wife Donna have two children and reside in the Charlotte. (Term 2002)
DAVID STYLES JOLLEY
David Styles Jolley is a founding member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is an investment banker in the Richmond, Virginia office of Wachovia Capital Markets. Jolley has been associated with Wachovia for 26 years. Prior to his current bank post, he was in the Raleigh office of Wachovia Capital Markets.
A native of Rocky Mount, Jolley earned a bachelor's degree in economics from NC State and a master's degree in economics from UNC-Greensboro's Executive Program.
Jolley is a member of the NC State Pullen Society and the executive committee of the College of Education and Psychology Foundation. He has served on the boards for the Durham United Way Campaign and the Public Education Foundation.
He and his wife, Celia, reside in Durham. (Term 2002)
PAMELA G. JONES
Pam Jones is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and is a graduate of NC State University class of Ď78. She has a bachelor of science degree in textile science with a minor in sales and marketing.
Presently Jones is Vice President of Sales, Southeast Division for Knoll, Inc. and resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Rick and two sons. During her tenure at Knoll, she has worked with high profile Fortune 500 companies on workplace issues. Pam currently serves on the boards of the Architecture School for the University of Tennessee and the Board of the Architectural School of University of Virginia.
Prior to joining Knoll, she worked with Anderson Hosiery in Sales and Sales Management. Jonesí passion is design and the impact that it has on the personal and professional lives of individuals. She enjoys boating, gardening and family events. (Term 2004)
J. FREDRICK KELLY, JR.
J. Fredrick Kelly, Jr. is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and is president of Raleigh based Aeroglide Corporation, a manufacturer of driers and coolers for a variety of industrial markets.
A Raleigh native, he attended local public schools and graduated from the University of Virginia, and received an MBA from the University of North Carolina. After several years in industry, he joined Aeroglide in 1977, spending his first 10 years in a corporate subsidiary in Orlando, Florida. He returned to Raleigh in 1987 and became CEO of Aeroglide in 1991.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Dick Broadcasting Company in Knoxville and U.S. Supply Company in Raleigh. His civic involvement has included board memberships with Junior Achievement, the Rex Hospital Foundation, the NCSU Foundation, and the NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also an Elder at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Kelly has been married to his wife, Judy, for 24 years, and they have two adult sons. (Term 2004)
JAMES S. KING
James S. King is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. A 1962 NC State College of Education and Psychology bachelor of science graduate in industrial arts, he is Chair of Kincol, Inc. and Chair of the Board of Ritter Chemical Company of Charlotte. He serves on the NC State Foundation Board and is co-chair of the Mecklenburg County Wolfpack Club. King has helped in the selection of students to receive the Park Scholarship at NC State.
THELMA C. LENNON
Thelma C. Lennon is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. She had a distinguished career as an educator, having served as an Education Administrator with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction just prior to her retirement. In addition, she has served as a teacher in public schools, as an instructor at St. Augustine's College, as a counselor- educator at NC Central University, and as Dean of Students, Allen University.
Lennon earned an undergraduate degree in Business Education at NC Central University and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Boston University. She has significant involvement in the community to include service as Chairman, Board of Directors, Wake Health Services, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors, Raleigh Housing Authority, and member of the Governor's Council on Aging. She currently serves as State President for the American Association of Retired Persons.
She resides in Raleigh. (Term 2002)
CALVIN MCNEIL, M. D.
Calvin McNeil is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is currently Medical Director, North American Product Surveillance, for Glaxco Wellcome, Inc. He also has held positions in pharmaceutical medicine at Bristol-Myers and American Home Products. He served ten years as a U.S. Army physician.
A 1976 NC State graduate with a bachelorís of science degree in Biology, McNeil received his MD degree in 1980 from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In 1999 he received the North Carolina State University Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus Award. His affiliations include the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the NC State University Alumni Board of Directors and the Chancellorís Circle, NC State University.
McNeil is a single foster parent and is active in his church in Raeford. (Term 2004)
BOB L. MATTOCKS II
Bob Mattocks is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is Chairman and CEO of Jenkins Gas and Oil of New Bern, NC and involved in various propane gas enterprises as well as real estate development.
The eastern North Carolina native received his bachelorís degree from NC State University in 1959 and serves on boards and committees of numerous public and civic organizations. Among his numerous awards he has been named Dealer of the Year by the NC Propane Gas Association and Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Neuse River Council of Governments.
He and his wife Carol, reside in New Bern, NC and have three adult children. (Term 2004)
DARRELL V. MENSCER
Darrell V. Menscer is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and is retired from PSI Energy, Inc. of Plainfield, IN and Carolina Power and Light Company. At PSI Energy he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. At CP&L he started as a junior engineer and his last position was as Senior Vice President for Power Supply.
Mercer has served NC State in several volunteer capacities, most recently as Co-Chair of the Campaign for NC State Students.
A native of Statesville, he earned a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State in 1960.
He and his wife, Carolyn, have a daughter, and the couple resides in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. (Term 2004)
C. EDWARD SCOTT III
Dr. C. Edward Scott is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is a consultant and lobbyist specializing in the areas of environmental management, engineering, energy management, technical management and strategic planning and public policy. He formerly served with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company moving up from the position as a junior engineer in 1965 to his final position as a Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Support Services.
Scott is a 1965 graduate of NC State with a degree in mechanical engineering and he also attended the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Program. He served on the Board of Directors with the Better Business bureau of Western NC and the NC Citizens for Business and Industry and was national director for the National Society of Professional Engineers.
He and his wife Sylvia have four children and reside in Winston-Salem. (Term 2002)
DR. LEON K. (KIRK) SEMKE
Dr. Kirk Semke is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He retired in 1996 after 33 years in the pulp and paper industry mostly in North Carolina. During these years he was employed in a variety of management positions first with Riegel Paper Corporation and then with Federal Paper Board company. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing Technology.
Born in Eugene, Oregon, he grew up in the southwestern region of the state of Washington. In 1958, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa academic fraternities. He was awarded the Masters of Science degree in 1960 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1963 by the Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton Wisconsin.
Semke served as a director of the NC State Pulp and Paper Foundation from 1990 through 1994, and has been Chairman of the Foundation's External Affairs Committee since 1992. He has been a member of the Chancellor's Circle since 1996.
He and his wife, Lois, have three married children and reside in Cary, North Carolina. (Term 2002)
PAULA YVONNE SMITH, M.D.
Dr. Paula Smith a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. She is operates a private consulting firm specializing in family practice and medical office administration. She previously served as a clinician with Kaiser Permanente and has experience with Wake County Department of Health and Doctor's Urgent Care Center.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of NC State in 1979 with Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She graduated from UNC/Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1983 and completed her residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Medical Center with a specialty in family practice. She is a Clinical Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Appointment, at UNC School of Medicine and is an active lecturer with the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.
She and her husband Raeford Sawyer reside in Cary. (Term 2002)
E. NORRIS TOLSON
Norris Tolson is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He most recently served as Volunteer Chairman, Hurricane Floyd Relief Fund and North Carolina Secretary of Transportation (Ď98-Ď99) and Secretary of Commerce (Ď96-Ď98). Prior to his service with the state he worked for 18 years with E.I. DuPont Company where he managed various research, marketing and sales assignments within DuPontís agrichemical division.
During his service as Secretary of Commerce Tolson focused the energy of the department on ensuring that North Carolina workers receive the training and education they need to get the kinds of jobs they want. As Secretary of Transportation he worked to reorganize the department to create a citizen-friendly atmosphere that stresses open processes, public accountability and decentralized decision-making.
Tolson is a 1962 NC State graduate in Crop Science and Agribusiness and a former president of the student body. A native of Edgecombe County, he and his wife Betsy have three children and three grandchildren. (Term 2004)
TRAVIS H. TOMLINSON, JR.
Travis H. Tomlinson, Jr. is a continuing member of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is president and administrator of Mayview Convalescent Center, a 129-bed nursing facility in Raleigh. He also is president of Whitaker Glen, an adjoining 96-unit retirement community.
Tomlinson earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from NC State in 1968 and a master's degree in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
He is a member and has served on the legislative committee and Council of Presidents of the American Health Care Association. He is a member, director and past chair of the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association. He also served on the N.C. Legislative Committee on Aging. Tomlinson is a member of the NC State College of Management Advisory Board, the Branch Banking and Trust Company City Board and is a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Tomlinson and his wife, Linda, reside in Raleigh and have one daughter. (Term 2002)
C. E. VICK, JR.
Ed Vick is a newly appointed member of the NC State Board of Visitors and is one of the founders of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based engineering, planning, and environment consulting firm. As president from 1972 to 1992 and chairman from 1992-2000, Vick directed the continual expansion of Kimley-Hornís services, which today include aviation, environmental services, intelligent transportation systems, land development, transit, transportation, and water resources.
Vick is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received both his bachelorís and masterís degrees in civil engineering. In 1991, he was named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus by the engineering faculty of NCSU. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of NCSUís Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Service and on the Directors of the NCSU Alumni Association.
He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (fellow), the American Society of Civil Engineers (fellow), the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Urban Land Institute. Currently, he serves on the Raleigh Area Board of First Union National Bank and on the Board of Directors of CargoLifter, Inc.
Vick was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern
Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the R. V.
Moss Lifetime Services Award from the North Carolina Section of the
ITE, and the 1997 Carolinasí Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Term 2004)