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NC State Names Appointees to Board of Trustees

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The North Carolina General Assembly has reappointed Jimmy Clark and Ann Goodnight to the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees. Clark was reappointed by the North Carolina Senate and Goodnight by the North Carolina House of Representatives. Both Clark and Goodnight will serve four-year terms.

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

Goodnight, vice president of community relations for SAS Institute Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from NC State. She is a founder and board member of Cary Academy, a member of the national advisory board for the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the YMCA of the Triangle and board member of BEST NC. She previously served on the UNC Board of Governors, NC State Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund, Achieve! Campaign Steering Committee, CHASS Dean’s Advisory Board, chancellor search committee and Campaign for NC State Students. Goodnight is a recipient of the William C. Friday Award, the Menscer Cup and the CHASS Alumna of the Year Award. She has endowed multiple professorships as well as the Goodnight Scholars program and is a member of the Holladay Giving Society.

Earlier this year, the Board of Governors appointed Ed Stack and reappointed Chip Andrews, Stan Kelly and Dewayne Washington to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is composed of 13 members: eight are elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four are appointed by the legislature, and the remaining member is the president of the student body.