Dwight D. Stone (Dwight)

Elected 2013; term ends 2017
1909 Lafayette Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27408
(336) 288-9393

Dwight Stone, originally from Dunn, NC, is married to Diane Perrou Stone and has three children, all graduates of UNC-CH.  He is president and chairman of D. Stone Builders, Inc. in Greensboro, NC.  Stone received a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1973.  Most recently, he has served as president and chairman of the Greensboro Sports Council, chairman of the MS Dinner of Champions, 2011 UNC Search Committee member for the Athletic Director, 2012 UNC Chancellor’s Search Committee member, and is the past chairman of the Board of Directors for The Educational Foundation.  Stone has also served on the Executive Committee for Greensboro Builders Association, the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Sports Commission, as chairman of The Executive Cup for UNC, the Habitat for Humanity Raising Roofs Committee, and the Greensboro Board of Directors for BB&T.  He is a recipient of the Gulledge Award for Greensboro Leadership.

cochrane_haywood_13_008-130x182Haywood D. Cochrane (Haywood)

Vice Chair
Elected 2013; term ends 2017
2016 Muirfield Court
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 584-1004

Haywood Cochrane, a native of Weldon, NC, is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of DARA Biosciences, Inc.  He began his career in banking and moved into healthcare where he specialized in being part of a team that rebuilt and grew a number of public and private companies- with the support of venture capital and private equity partners- to create jobs and build long-term shareholder value.  He received his B.A. in Political Science from UNC, where he was a Morehead Scholar, a North Carolina Fellow and Secretary of the UNC Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  He is has held a number of senior management and executive positions at companies such as: Allied Clinical Laboratories, Inc., Roche Biomedical Laboratories, Inc., National Health Laboratories, Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, and CHD Meridian Corporate Healthcare, Inc., now a unit of Walgreens.  He has served as director of I-trax, Allied Clinical Laboratories, Inc., Tripath Imaging, Inc., EV3, Inc., American Esoterics, Inc., JDN Realty, Inc., Sonus Corp., Unilab, Inc., and Ameripath, Inc., as well as other private companies.  He and his two teenage sons reside in Elon, NC.

duckett_chuck_13_008-130x182Charles G. Duckett (Chuck)

Elected 2013; term ends 2017

Battle & Associates, Inc.
200 South Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 761-8243

Duckett is a partner in Battle & Associates, Inc., a marketing services firm he joined in 1989. He is also a partner in GRINS Enterprises, LLC and Synergy Media, LLC. He graduated from Carolina in 1982 with a B.A. degree in political science and history. He is married to Beth Brady Duckett who also graduated from UNC. All three of their children have graduated from Carolina. His service to the university includes work on the National Development Council, the Board of Visitors and the Steering Committee for the Carolina First Campaign. He established the Bill Guthridge Mathematics Scholarship and helped establish the Bill Guthridge Endowed Professorship in Mathematics along with John Burress.  He is Chairman of the University Affairs Committee and sits on the External Relations and Personnel Committees. He also serves on the board of WUNC Public Radio. He has served on numerous community boards.

W. LowLowery Caudillry Caudill, Ph.D. (Lowry)

Past Chair

Elected 2011; term ends 2019
104 Tennwood Court
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 724-6545

Caudill co-founded Magellan Laboratories Incorporated.   He received a BS degree in Chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill in 1979 and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1983.   He was Chair of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees from 2013 through 2015.   He is the Chair of the Chancellor’s Innovation Circle, an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, a member of the Chemistry Department External Advisory Board, a member of the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors and Chair of the Executive Board of the Educational Foundation.   He is a member of the Advisory Working Group for the Entrepreneurship Minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is Chair of the Minor’s Private Fundraising Campaign and teaches in the Minor.   He was a Steering Committee member of the $2.4 billion Carolina First Campaign and Chair of the Private Fundraising Steering Committee for the Physical Science Complex.   In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, in 2013, was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece and in 2014, received the Distinguished Service Medal from the UNC General Alumni Association.   In 1998, he and his Magellan Laboratories business partner, Alfred G. Childers, were named Life Sciences Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Carolinas and in 2002, they received the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.  He is an active entrepreneur and supporter of entrepreneurial endeavors.  He is married to Susan Self Caudill, UNC ’80.


Jefferson W. Brown (Jeff)

Elected 2013; term ends 2017
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 331-1144

Brown is a partner in the law firm of Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte. Born in Chattanooga, TN, Brown received his B.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1981, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Brown focuses his practice on the representation of investors & developers in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, ventures and developments. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (including Charlotte Lawyer of the Year, Land Use), NC Super Lawyers and Business NC Legal Elite. Brown is a recipient of the City of Charlotte “Mayor’s Award” recognizing one Charlotte Citizen, who has demonstrated unselfish community leadership and a recipient of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte George Williams Award. He was a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations with the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. Brown has served on the Foundation Boards for UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, the Executive Committees for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte Metropolitan YMCA, and City of Charlotte Citizens Committees related to transit and privatization. He is married to the former Cantey Venable Sutton, UNC-CH ’80 and great-granddaughter of former UNC President Francis Venable.

Julia Sprunt Grumbles (Julia)

Elected 2015; term ends 2019
350 Tenney Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(678) 640-3101

Julia Sprunt Grumbles has retired as corporate vice president of human resources, public relations and corporate marketing resources for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.).  She also served on the TBS, Inc. Executive Committee.  Earlier, Grumbles served as vice president of marketing for TBS Superstation; senior vice president of Turner Network Sales (TNS); and TNS western regional vice president and southeast regional sales manager and national manager.

Grumbles is the recipient of the National Cable Television Association’s Vanguard Award for Marketing, one of the cable industry’s most prestigious honors.  She was named Woman of the Year by the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Cable and Television (WICT) and was given the same honor by the group’s national organization.  She is past president of the International Women’s Forum of Georgia and served as an executive committee member of the board of trustees for the Atlanta Girls School and the Advisory Board for Trust for Public Land.  She also served as a member of the board of directors for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP), and North Carolina Outward Bound.  She currently serves as President of the board of trustees for Highlands Biological Foundation and UNC’s Institute of Arts and Humanities.  She previously served on boards of Atlanta Landmarks, Inc. (Atlanta’s Fox Theatre), UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Center and UNC Health Care System.  She also served on the national steering committee for the Carolina First campaign, was co-founder of UNC’s Carolina Women’s Leadership Council and taught in UNC’s Entrepreneurship Minor for several years.  She is the recipient of UNC’s Davie Award and General Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Medal and is a member of the Golden Fleece. Grumbles recently stepped down as Interim Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Grumbles is a native of Memphis, TN, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and is married to Bill Grumbles.

hopkins_kelly_13_007-130x182Kelly Matthews Hopkins (Kelly)

Elected 2013; term ends 2017
1930 Queens Road West
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 904-7430

Kelly is a life and development coach in Charlotte, NC. She is an active volunteer both in Charlotte and Florida.  She serves as a trustee of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and of the Relgalf Charitable Foundation, located in South Florida. Kelly founded and is currently a member of the Whitehall Society of the Flagler Museum. She serves as an advisory member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary in Charlotte, NC. Kelly received a M.S. in Organization Development at the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.  She is a member of the Hull Fellows class of 2013 through the Southeastern Council of Foundations.  Kelly received her B.A. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Formerly, Kelly was an elementary school teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System for six years. Kelly is married to Rick, also a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, and they have two children.

William A. Keyes, IV (Bill)

Elected 2015; term ends 2019
P.O. Box 6865
McLean, VA 22106
(703) 869-5260

Bill Keyes is a native of Washington, NC but has worked in Washington, DC for nearly four decades.  He has worked on Capitol Hill and as a White House Senior Policy Advisor.  His most important work to date has been the establishment and direction of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, which selects some of America’s best and brightest African American male college students for an intensive two-summer enrichment program.  For his extensive work in education, Keyes was presented the Mac A. Stewart Distinguished Award for Service by the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State University.   He also received the Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award from the College Board.

At UNC, he has served on the Board of Visitors, the Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Board of Advisors of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Board of Directors of the Journalism and Mass Communication Foundation.  He created a summer internship program in Washington, DC for the university’s journalism students and assisted in the creation of UNC’s Leadership Institute.  Keyes also served on a working group for UNC’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  He is honored to have been tapped for the Order of the Golden FleeceIn 2014, the Washington, DC Black Alumni Carolina Club named Keyes its first “Local Legend.”

A lifelong learner, he is currently completing requirements for a PhD in Communication Studies at UNC.  He and his wife, Lola, live in McLean, Virginia.

Allie Ray McCullen (Allie Ray)

Elected 2015; term ends 2019
P.O. Box 1205
Clinton, NC 28329
(910) 592-1298

Allie Ray is a lifelong resident of rural Sampson County and lives on the family farm in Keener, NC.  He attended NC State University and was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity.  He transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated in 1968 with a B.A. in history.  Allie Ray is owner of The McCullen Group, Inc. which is a real estate sales and appraisal firm located in Clinton, NC.  Over the years, he has served on a number of state and federal Boards and Commissions including the State Banking Commission and the USDA-A.S.C.S. Committee.  Locally, he has been a member and Chairman of the Board of Sampson Community College.  Until recently, he served as a member of the Sampson Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees (18.5 years) and as Chairman for 9 years.

W. Edwin McMahan (Ed)

Elected 2015; term ends 2019
1959 Queens Road West
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 561-3402

Ed McMahan, a native of Asheville, is the former Chairman and CEO of Little-McMahan Corp., an architectural-engineering, development and construction firm headquartered in Charlotte. He earned his BS Degree in Industrial Relations from UNC and has served on the UNC Alumni Board, the Board of Visitors and has just completed a four year term on the UNC Board of Governors. McMahan also served six terms in the NC House where he chaired numerous Committees and Study Commissions including the 2001 Congressional Redistricting Commission; NC Non-Profit Study Commission and the NC Lien Laws Review Commission. He also served on the 2004 Higher Education Capital Needs Study Commission that allocated the $3B of Capital Bonds across the 16 UNC campuses and the 58 Community Colleges.

McMahan is the recipient of the Legislator of the Year Awards from the NC Public Transportation Commission, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the NC Chapter of American Planning Association. He also received the Pinnacle Award of Excellence from the NC Association of General Contractors.  McMahan is currently married to Suzy Sweeny McMahan and three of their five children have received a degree from UNC.

Hari H. Nath (Hari)

Elected 2015; term ends 2019
102 Loch Stone Lane
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 803-0478

Hari Nath, a retired entrepreneur has served on the UNC System Board of Governors for the past four (2011-2015) years.  Mr. Nath also served on the Board of Center for International Understanding, a UNC organization created to promote business, educational and cultural collaboration with emerging market countries and NC.  Mr. Nath was Founder and CEO of an IT management consulting firm Technology Planning and Management Corp (TPMC) with its Headquarter in Research Triangle Park, NC and offices on the east coast.  After the acquisition of TPMC s in 2001, Mr. Nath has served the town of Cary and the North Carolina community in several nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Advisors at the Carying Place Inc. a Cary, NC based non-profit organization that provides transitional housing  for low income citizens.  Mr. Nath received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1971.  Mr. Nath received BE (Mining Eng.) from the University of Jodhpur, Rajasthan India, He is married to Kalpana and has two married children.

Elizabeth M. Adkins (Elizabeth)

Ex-Officio Member 2017-2018
Student Body President
3109E Carolina Union
Campus Box 5210, Box 47
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5210
(910) 229-4491

Adkins is from Fayetteville, North Carolina studying Public Relations in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Before attending Carolina, Adkins attended Jack Britt High School where she was also Student Body President. Adkins has been involved in the Executive Branch of Student Government prior to being elected student body president and served in numerous roles including Chair of the First-Year Focus Council and Chief of Staff to the Vice President. Adkins is also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and served on the Panhellenic Executive Board where she organized several charitable events including a $27,000 fundraiser for the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. In addition to her other roles, Adkins is an active volunteer in the Fayetteville community.

Assistant Secretary
Clayton D. Somers (Clayton)

UNC-Chapel Hill
Office of Public Affairs
310 South Building – CB #9150
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9150
Phone: (919) 962-6331

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees
T.J. Scott (T.J.)

UNC-Chapel Hill
Office of Public Affairs
03A South Building – CB #9150
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9100
Phone: (919) 962-6961