New members selected for UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors

The 72 new members begin their terms this summer

View of the Old Well on April 13, 2021, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – May 21, 2021) – Today, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees appointed a select group of 72 alumni and friends to serve on the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors. The new members will begin their four-year terms on July 1.


As ambassadors of Carolina, the more than 200 Board of Visitors members inform their communities about ongoing work and issues important to the University. In turn, the members share feedback from those communities with the University’s administration. These volunteers actively assist the Board of Trustees and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz to educate stakeholders about the mission, programs, accomplishments, needs and aspirations of the University. Members also volunteer their time and professional experience as a resource to students who seek guidance ahead of entering the workforce.


Brian Marley will chair the Board of Visitors, and Jesse Cureton will serve as vice chair. Both hail from Charlotte.


The new members are alphabetically listed below by North Carolina counties and by locations outside of North Carolina.



North Carolina

Alamance County: Dr. Roslyn Crisp of Burlington


Chatham County: Anna-Rhesa Versola of Pittsboro


Cleveland County: Joseph Craver of Shelby


Cumberland County: James Ammons; D. Ralph Huff; Joseph Quigg and John Swope of Fayetteville


Duplin County: C. Johnson Sheffield of Warsaw


Durham County: Myra Leake Griffin and Alexander Sykes of Durham


Gaston County: Dr. Kelvin Harris; Dr. Rafael Rivera of Gastonia


Granville County: Michael Waters of Oxford


Guilford County: Ashton Clemmons and Lori Ann Harris of Greensboro


Lenoir County: NC Representative Chris Humphrey of Kinston


Mecklenburg County: Laura Babb Grace, W. Clay Grubb, Elizabeth “Beth” Hobbs, Carin Ross Johnson, Dr. Nabil Salameh, Dr. Sardar Shah-Khan, Julie Sheffer, Herman Spence and Clarence Williams, III of Charlotte; Andrea Griffin of Cornelius; Wendy Oxendine of Mint Hill


New Hanover County: Eliza Blackwell and Michael Priddy of Wilmington; Anne York of Wrightsville Beach


Orange County: Julie Werry of Chapel Hill


Robeson County: Tyler Thomas of Pembroke


Union County: Senator Todd Johnson of Monroe


Wake County: Stephen Butts of Apex; Marchell Adams-David, O. Rolf Blizzard, Jeffrey Collins, Michael Easley, Nancy “Lorrin” Freeman, Alex Lassiter, Laurence Lilley, Stephen Malik, Ryan Oxendine, Geoffrey “Kirk” Parker, Neil Riemann, Dr. Anita Sawhney, Dr. Kimberly Spaulding-Collins and R. Harris Vaughan of Raleigh 


Maisie O’Flanagan of Atherton; Maryann Hutchison of Los Altos; David Team of Newport Beach; Scott MacDonald of Del Mar

Elizabeth Arnold and Jennifer Milo of Denver

Donald “Dwight” Scott of Darien

District of Columbia
Jackson “Jay” Dunn, Janet Edwards and Douglas Heye of Washington

August Hammonds of Atlanta; Laura Pease of Brookhaven; Bharath Parthasarathy of Roswell; Algernon Crumpler of Suwanee

New Jersey
Susan Sidebottom of Summit

New York
Rachael Tucker and Caroline Williamson of New York

Dr. Kimberley Brown of Philadelphia

South Carolina
John Duckett of Charleston; Al Wood of Fort Mill; Rizza De la Guerra of Indian Land; Mary Hamrick of Johns Island

Stacie Cockrell of Austin

Keenan Conder of Mercer Island






About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 107 master’s, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 340,000 alumni live in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and 159 countries. More than 185,000 live in North Carolina.



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