Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives appointed six members to four-year terms on the UNC Board of Governors Wednesday:
- Kellie Hunt Blue
Currently the Director of Finance for Robeson County Government, Kellie Hunt Blue has served in that role since 2001. As of January 1, 2017 she has expanded her role in county government to General Service Manager, where she oversees the business functions of county government. A resident of Robeson County, Blue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
- Robert P. Bryan III
Robert P. Bryan III is a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives where he was a leader on education issues. Bryan is currently the Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategies and Real Estate, at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions. Prior to joining Cardinal, Bryan practiced law for 18 years, most recently at the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice. Bryan resides in Mecklenburg County.
- Carolyn Lloyd Coward
Carolyn Lloyd Coward is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and is active in community civics and public service. Coward is a partner at the law firm of Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A. Coward resides in Buncombe County.
- N. Leo Daughtry
A former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, N. Leo Daughtry is a successful businessman and attorney who has committed decades of public service to the state legislature. Daughtry resides in Johnston County.
- Wendy Murphy
A resident of Duplin County, Wendy Murphy previously served as chair of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) Board of Trustees and is a graduate of UNCW. An active member of her community in Wallace, North Carolina, Murphy is a committed advocate and contributor to quality higher education across the state.
- Roderick Doyle Parrish
Roderick Doyle Parrish is a current member of the UNC Board of Governors and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A successful businessman, Doyle cofounded Summit Hospitality Group, Ltd., in Raleigh. Doyle resides in Wake County.
“I am excited for these individuals to serve on the UNC Board of Governors and continue to improve our world-class higher education system,” said Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland). “Thank you to all of the members, candidates and stakeholders who contributed immensely important input to this process of selecting the officials who oversee our universities, faculty and students statewide.”