Lowery Caudill

W. Lowry Caudill (Lowry)


Elected 2011; term ends 2015
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 is the Chair of the Chancellor’s Innovation Circle, an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, a member of the Chemistry Department External Advisory Board and Chair of the Private Fundraising Steering Committee for the Physical Science Complex.  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 is Vice Chair of the Executive Board of The Educational Foundation.  He was a Steering Committee member of the $2.4 billion Carolina First Campaign.  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.


Alston Gardner (Alston)

Vice Chair

Elected 2007; term ends 2015
623 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(970) 927-4206

Alston is a Venture Partner in Fulcrum Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on providing expansion capital to rapidly growing companies. He was the founder and chief executive officer of OnTarget, Inc., a sales training and consulting firm until its sale to Siebel Systems in 1999. His University activities include the Chancellor’s Innovation Circle, Kenan-Flagler Business School Board of Visitors, and the Kenan-Flagler Foundation Board. He is an adjunct lecturer in the MBA and BSBA programs at Kenan-Flagler. He served on the steering committee for the Carolina First Campaign, chaired the University’s Advisory Board and helped lead efforts to build the FedEx Global Education Center. He graduated from Carolina with a B.A. in 1977. He completed a Post-baccalaureate certificate in Psychology at Columbia University in 2011.


Sallie Shuping Russell UNC-Chapel Hill TrusteeSallie Shuping-Russell (Sallie)


Elected 2007; term ends 2015
1340 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Shuping-Russell is a Managing Director at BlackRock. She graduated from Carolina with a BA in English and Political Science in 1977 and earned an MBA from Columbia University in Finance and Economics in 1983. She is a Trustee of the UNC-CH Endowment Fund, a director of the UNC-CH Foundation, and Vice Chair of the UNC Investment Fund Board. Her other University service has included the Board of Directors of the UNC Healthcare System, the University Board of Visitors, the Chancellor’s Innovation Circle, the Board of Advisors of the McAlister Heart and Vascular Institute, the Board of Advisors of the Gillings School of Public Health, and the Board of Directors of the Arts and Sciences Foundation. In 2011 she received the General Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Ms. Shuping-Russell was a partner at Quellos Group prior to its acquisition by BlackRock. Prior to that, she was a general partner at the venture capital firm, Intersouth Partners. She was also a founder and Vice President of Duke Management Company, now DUMAC, where she was responsible for the private investment portfolio of Duke University for 15 years. She has been on the Boards of several entrepreneurial companies, in addition to serving as a Director of CommonFund Capital and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Board.


brown_jeff_13_001-130x182Jefferson 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.

Phillip L Clay UNC-Chapel Hill TrusteePhillip L. Clay (Phil)

Elected 2007; term ends 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 9-527
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-6164; FAX: (617) 258-6261

Clay is a professor of city planning and the former chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is spending 2011-12 as a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation. He graduated from Carolina with a B.A. degree with honors in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in 1975 from MIT. He received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002 and serves on the Academic Leadership Program National Advisory Board for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC.

cochrane_haywood_13_008-130x182Haywood D. Cochrane (Haywood)

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

Haywood Cochrane, a native of Weldon, NC, is currently the 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 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.

curtis_don_09-130x182Donald Williams Curtis (Don)

Elected 2009; term ends 2017
Curtis Media Group
3012 Highwoods Boulevard, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 790-9392

Donald Williams Curtis is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Curtis Media Group, Inc. which he founded in 1968. The company currently operates 32 radio stations in North Carolina along with various news networks that serve an additional 78 stations. He is married to Barbara Hoffman Curtis and his daughter Donna McClatchey is a UNC ’93 graduate and his son-in-law is a graduate of the Kenan Flagler MBA Program. He has three grandchildren. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters of which he is past President. He was inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2002. His service to Carolina includes 4 years on the Board of Visitors and as a member of the National Development Council. He is a past chair of the General Alumni Association. He has also completed a term of service on the UNC Healthcare System Board of Directors. He currently continues to serve as a member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Rams Club (Educational Foundation). In 2005, he received the William R. Davie Award from the university’s trustees to recognize extra-ordinary service to Carolina or to society.

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 or are attending 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 Committee. He has served on numerous community boards.

Peter Grauer, Trustee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Peter T. Grauer (Peter)

Elected 2011; term ends 2015
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 318-2000; FAX (917) 369-4500

Peter is Chairman of Bloomberg LP, the global financial media company that was founded in 1982. He has been a member of the Bloomberg Board since October 1996 and was named Chairman of the Board in 2001 and became President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2002. Prior to this, Peter was a Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1992 to 2000 when DLJ was acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. He served as a Managing Director and Senior Partner of CSFB Private Equity until March 2002. Peter is a founder of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and DLJ Investment Partners. He graduated from Carolina in 1968 and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Program for Management Development in 1975. Currently, Peter serves as lead director of Davita, Inc., a healthcare services company, and a member of the board of Glencore Xstrata, the global commodities and mining company. He is a member of the Business Council in the United States, the Asia Business Council, and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and sits on its Foundation Board and the UNC Global Research Institute Board. Peter is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Inner City Scholarship Fund in New York City and a member of the Partnership for Inner City Education Board of Trustees. He is a trustee of Rockefeller University and a member of the Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He also sits on the board of Room to Read and is Chairman of the Board of the National College Advisory Corps. He is a recent recipient of the Peterson Business Award, the William Richardson Davie Award, the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service to the College of Arts and Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Papal Order of Merit. Mr. Grauer is married and resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. He and his wife Laurie have three daughters.

hopkins_kelly_13_007-130x182Kelly Matthews Hopkins (Kelly)

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

Kelly 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 the chair of the Whitehall Society of the Flagler Museum. Currently, Kelly is working on a Master’s of Science 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. She is an active volunteer both in Charlotte and Florida. 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.

Steve Lerner, trustee, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Steven Lerner (Steve)

Elected 2011; term ends 2015
110 Sandy Creek Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 616-9929

Steven J. Lerner, Ph.D. is the Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Hill Group. He is also the Founder and Chairman of FGI. Dr. Lerner is a Partner and Advisor of LaunchBox Digital. Dr. Lerner has spent the last 30 years helping small and medium sized businesses maximize their potential. He has been involved in the formation of a number of companies. Dr. Lerner serves as Chairman of Capstrat, a strategic marketing communication firm. Dr. Lerner was also Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Sterling Cellular prior to its sale in 1993. He is currently on the Board of HealthEMe, a provider of digital heath care services and Bandwidth.com, a provider of next generation communications services. Over the years Dr. Lerner has served on the Boards of a number of locally based organizations. He was Chairman of Yankelovich Partners prior to its sale to in 2008 and KBM prior to its sale in 1999. Dr. Lerner is currently a member of the President’s Council on Community Solutions. Dr. Lerner received both a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married the Sharon Van Horn, MD a UNC trained Pediatrican. They have two children Sarah and Naomi.

stone_dwight_13_001-130x182Dwight 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 currently the 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.

Houston L. Summers (Houston)

Ex-Officio Member 2015-2016
Student Body President
Carolina Union
Campus Box 5210, Box 47
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5210
(336) 601-2143

Summers is a native of Greensboro, NC studying Psychology; Anthropology; and Medicine, Literature & Culture (MLC).  Before attending Carolina, Summers played seven seasons of professional baseball with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals Organizations, and was involved in Unlimited Potential Incorporated (UPI) – a faith-based organization that brings the game of baseball to impoverished areas around the world.  At UNC, Houston has served on the Student Athlete Advisory Council, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group, and the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor.  Houston is also a Buckley Public Service Scholar and throws the javelin on the varsity Men’s Track and Field Team.

Assistant Secretary
Dwayne L. Pinkney (Dwayne)

UNC-Chapel Hill
Chancellor’s Office
218 South Building – CB #8000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8000
Phone: (919) 962-1091
FAX: (919) 962-1647

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

UNC-Chapel Hill
Chancellor’s Office
103 South Building – CB #9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9100
Phone: (919) 962-1365
FAX: (919) 962-1647