Four new members
join UNCP Board of Trustees
and Nadean Hafner were sworn in as the newest members of the UNCP Board
of Trustees on September 5.
Taylor of Lumberton and Freda Porter of Pembroke also attended their
first regular meeting of the board. Board appointments are for four
One vacant seat
remains to be filled by the UNC Board of Governors. An announcement
is expected from the board's September 12 meeting.
A Pembroke native,
Locklear is "of counsel" with the law firm of Patton Boggs
in Washington, D.C. She has more than 25 years experience in tribal
law, specializing in federal recognition issues. She appeared several
times before the U.S. Supreme Court on matters of tribal law.
Locklear has represented
the Lumbee Tribe since 1987 and is currently working on renewed federal
recognition efforts for the tribe in Congress.
A member of the
Board of Directors for the Institute for the Development of Indian Law,
she is a member of the board of Advisors for the Encyclopedia of Native
Americans in the 20th Century. Locklear was awarded the Outstanding
Woman of Color Award given by the National Institute of Women of Color
in 1987, the Julian T. Pierce Award in 1994 and the 1995 Carpathian
Award for Speaking Out, given by North Carolina Equity.
an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, she earned a
law degree from Duke University.
As president of
the UNCP Student Government Association, Hafner fills the SGA seat on
the board for one year. From Fayetteville, she is a pre-law major and
is minoring in history.
Last year, Hafner
was chair of the Campus Activities Board and the chair of CAB's Promotions
Committee. She is a member of Students in Free Enterprise, past president
of the International Business Club and a former news reporter for The
Pine Needle, UNCP's student newspaper.
A UNC Board of Governors'
appointee, Taylor is a Lumberton businessman with interests in insurance
and real estate enterprises. UNCP's new track bears his name and the
name of his wife, Lenore, for their support of the University.
Taylor is well known
for his own outstanding track career at UNC-Chapel Hill and as an outstanding
competitor in the Senior Olympics. His photograph hangs in the Athletic
Hall of Fame in UNC-CH's Carmichael Auditorium.
A governor's appointee,
Freda Porter is a former professor of mathematics at UNCP. A Pembroke
native, she is the owner of Porter Scientific in Pembroke. Her research
interest is the application of mathematical models to the study of groundwater,
especially in Native American communities.
Porter is a UNCP
graduate. She earned a Master of Science degree from North Carolina
State University and a Ph.D. from Duke University. She performed post-doctoral
work at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is one of only a handful of Native American
women to hold a doctorate in mathematics.
At UNCP, Porter
helped establish a campus chapter of the American Indian Science and
Engineering Society (AISES).
A slate of board
officers were approved with Gervais Oxendine of Southern Pines as chair,
Carl Meares Jr. of Fair Bluff as vice chair and Sybil Collins of Pembroke
as secretary. Other members of the Executive Committee include Thomas
Jones II of Whiteville, Sherry Prince of Tabor City and Sybil Bullard
to University Newswire