Terms to expire
for Four UNCP trustees
Four outgoing members
of the UNC Pembroke Board of Trustees attended their final meeting May
2 as their terms expire on June 30.
of Pembroke, Dr. Cheryl Locklear of Pembroke, Roger Oxendine of Rowland
and Henry Lewis of Lumberton served eight-year terms on the board that
hired Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and witnessed record-setting growth
of the university's enrollment since 1999.
Cummings was appointed
by Gov. Jim Hunt. Dr. Locklear, a dentist, Oxendine a farmer, and Lewis,
a certified public accountant, were appointed by the UNC Board of Governors.
It is a 13-member board.
They received plaques
for their service and congratulations. Oxendine said it was a historic
time for the university and its board.
"I think the
university is moving in a positive direction," Oxendine said. "This
is now a working board, and we have shown that we want to be involved."
Cummings, who is
Pembroke's town manager, said he will no longer vote but will continue
to be involved with the university. His daughter Kresa graduates May
Newly elected Student
Government President Nadine Hafner was introduced to the board. She
will join the board for a one-year term on July 1.
In other business,
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors announced that Dr. Glen Burnette has accepted
the new position of vice chancellor for University and Community Relations.
our four-year institutional review, we felt that we need to maintain
and improve community relations within our region and a new office will
assist us in that effort," Chancellor Meadors said. "We have
begun a search for a new vice chancellor of advancement with a goal
of filling that position by August."
Dr. Burnette was
formerly vice chancellor for advancement.
The board approved
Dr. Warren Baker as the new dean of the School of Education.
Dr. Baker has served
the university in many capacities, including as director of admissions,
Teaching Fellows, University-Schools Program and Institutional research.
He is currently interim dean and a professor in the School of Education.
has built many, many excellent partnerships for the university throughout
the region," said Dr. Roger Brown, provost and vice chancellor
for Academic Affairs.
The board of trustees
approved a parking fee rate hike of $15 across the board.
New rates are: evening
students - $40, commuter students - $60, resident students - $70, faculty/staff
(hourly) - $71, faculty/staff (salaried) - $81 and adjunct faculty -
other universities, this is still a bargain," Chancellor Meadors
said and SGA President Koji Sado agreed.
Parking cost are comparatively low, and students are interested in seeing
new parking at the Track and Soccer Complex," Sado said.
The university expects
to add 180 parking spaces at the complex for the fall semester.
to University Newswire