NC State Board of Trustees Announces Officers and New Members

During its summer meeting, North Carolina State University’s Board of Trustees appointed James W. Owens as chair, Jimmy D. Clark as first vice chair, Thomas E. Cabaniss as second vice chair and Ann B. Goodnight as secretary.

New board members Goodnight, Robert “Chip” Andrews III of Raleigh, Stanhope A. Kelly of Winston-Salem and Dewayne N. Washington of Wake Forest were sworn in during the July 15 meeting, as was student body president Khari L. Cyrus, an ex officio voting member.

Owens is former chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. He currently serves on the board of directors of Alcoa, IBM and Morgan Stanley. He received NC State’s Watauga Medal, the College of Management’s Alumnus of the Year award in 1999 and Person of the Year award in 2009, and is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association and a member of the Peele Giving Society. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in textile technology and his Ph.D. in economics from NC State.

Clark is owner and president of Guy M. Turner Inc. He is former chair of the NC State Board of Visitors. He is a member of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board, Dean’s Circle, Student Aid Association Board, and Alumni Association Board. He has served on the Park Scholarship’s Selection Committee. He established the Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished Professorship for NC State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and is a member of the Peele Giving Society. Clark received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NC State and is a registered professional engineer.

Cabaniss is managing partner of McGuireWoods LLP. He is former president and honorary lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association. He previously served on the NC State University Foundation Board. He is founding member of the State Club Board of Directors and is a member of the Page Giving Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from NC State and his juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia.

Goodnight is director of community relations at SAS Institute Inc. She is a founder and board member of Cary Academy. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, the Trustees Board of the YMCA of the Triangle, a board member of UNC Center for International Understanding and the board of BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation). She previously served on the UNC Board of Governors. She received the William C Friday Award in 2008, the Menscer Cup in 2007 and the CHASS Alumna of the Year award in 2000. She has endowed multiple professorships as well as the Goodnight Scholars program, and is a member of the Holladay Giving Society. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from NC State.

Andrews is former chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation. He is a member of Poole College of Management’s Advisory Board and formerly served on the Board of Visitors, as chair of the Graduate School Board of Advisors, as founding member and president of the Gallery of Art & Design, as chair of Friends of the Gregg Museum and as a volunteer leader for the Campaign for NC State Students. He is a member of the Dabney Giving Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from NC State.

Kelly is retired president of Carolina’s Community Banking and president of Wachovia Wealth Management. He currently serves on the Wells Fargo Advisory Board and is vice chair of the Winston Salem Foundation. He previously served on the NC State Foundation Board, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Park Scholars Selection Committee, and as chair of the Poole College of Management Achieve! Campaign Steering Committee. He was named 2005 Poole College of Management Alumnus of the Year and is a member of the Riddick Giving Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from NC State.

Washington is managing partner of D. Washington Group LLC, a construction and development company based in Durham. He is former member of the NC State Board of Visitors, NC State University Foundation Board, Alumni Association Board of Directors and Varsity Club. He established the Dewayne and Adama Washington Scholarship Endowment and the Washington’s Multipurpose Room Fund at NC State. He is a member of the Dabney Giving Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from NC State. Washington was a member of NC State’s football team from 1990-93 and was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1994. He retired from the NFL with 12 years of service.

NC State’s Board of Trustees is composed of 13 members; eight are elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, four are appointed by the governor, and the remaining member is the student body president.

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