joins UNCP Board of Trustees
Edwards swears in Breeden Blackwell as Chancellor Allen C. Meadors
was sworn in Friday, September 19, 2003, to the Board
of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
A Fayetteville resident,
Blackwell was appointed by the UNC Board of Governors to a four-year
term. He is a retired educator and an elected member of the Cumberland
County Board of Commissioners.
"I am extremely
honored to be selected as a member of the Board of Trustees," Blackwell
said. "I have always said, 'the ultimate service is public service.'"
"I am very
impressed with the campus and the ongoing capital construction program,"
Blackwell said. "It's changed a lot since I was here."
The newest member
of the board is a 1969 UNCP graduate. His wife, the former Cathy Johnson
of Fayetteville, is also a 1969 UNCP graduate.
"I met my wife
here, so we have a very special place in our hearts for the University,"
Blackwell said. "I had some real caring professors who turned me
on to college."
S.C., native has earned a master's degree in history from East Tennessee
State University, an advanced degree in education from East Carolina
University and a doctorate from Nova Southeast University. He started
his career in education as a teacher in Hartsville and finished as a
principal with the Cumberland County Schools.
Blackwell is in
his second four-year term as a Cumberland County Commissioner, winning
re-election in 2002. He served three terms on the Fayetteville City
Council and was Mayor Pro Tem all three terms.
This year, he was
awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian
honor. The Blackwells have one grown son, Ryan.
to University Newswire