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2007-2008 Board of Trustees

(All biographical information is current for the time period in which trustees served.)


D. McQueen Campbell, III, Chair, Raleigh, NC

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Campbell Property Group, Inc. Member of the NC State College of Management Dean’s Advisory Committee and Entrepreneurship Education Initiative Program Advisory Committee, Chair of the Golf Course Campaign Committee, and member of the Achieve! Campaign Steering Committee. B.A. in Accounting in 1993 from NC State.

Derick Close, Charlotte, NC

President and CEO of Creative Products Group, Springs Industries of Rock Hill, SC.  Member and past President of the North Carolina Textile Foundation. Member of the Achieve! Campaign Steering Committee and the UNC Board of Governors (1993 -1997). Chair of the Goal Line Drive Campaign.  B.S. in Textile Management in 1982 from NC State and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

S. Lawrence Davenport, Pactolus, NC

Past Chair, NC State Board of Trustees. President of J.P. Davenport and Son, Inc. Founding and current member of the Board of Visitors and recipient of the Watauga Medal. Member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. B.S. in Agronomy from NC State in 1965.

Suzanne Gordan, Second Vice Chair, Cary, NC

CIO and Vice President of Information Technology, SAS. 1999 Distinguished Alumna of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Former member of the College of Management Advisory Board and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1975, M.S. in Statistics in 1980 from NC State.

Bob B. Jordan, First Vice Chair, Mount Gilead, NC

President of Jordan Lumber and Supply, Inc. Served as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1984-88), State Senator (1976-84) and member of the UNC Board of Governors (1961-76). Currently member of the Achieve! Campaign Executive and Steering Committees. B.S. Degree in Wood Sciences and Technology from NC State.

Gayle S. Lanier, Raleigh, NC

Vice President and General Manager of Knowledge Services for Nortel Networks. Former Vice President of Global Corporate Operations and current director for the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. Member of the NC Technology Association (NTCA) Executive Board, the NC/RTP INROADS Board and the NC State Computer Science Industrial Advisory Council. B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1982 from NC State.

Bob L. Mattocks II, New Bern, NC

Chairman of Jenkins The Energy Company of Pollocksville. Past President of the National Propane Gas Association. Former member of the Board of Visitors, the Education Foundation, and the Student Aid Association. B.S. in Forest Management in 1959 from NC State.

Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., Raleigh, NC

Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and currently a partner at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice. Former President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Board of Visitors, and NC State University Foundation. Current member of the Alumni Association Campaign for Excellence. B.A. in Humanities /Liberal Arts in 1966 from NC State.

Barbara Mulkey, Raleigh, NC

President and CEO of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants. Member of the NC State Engineering Foundation. Former President and current National Director of the Board of Directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina. Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors. B.S. and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from NC State.

John Sall, Cary, NC

Co-founder and Executive Vice President of SAS Institute. Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Board Member of the NCSU Physical and Mathematical Sciences Foundation, Campaign Steering Committee, Nature Conservancy, Cary Academy, Advisory Commission for NC Museum of Natural Sciences. B.A. in History from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin and master’s degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Honorary doctorate from NC State in 2003.

Steve F. Warren, Secretary, Greensboro, NC

Managing Partner, Gateway Management Group. Former President of the Board of Directors of the NC State Student Aid Association. Member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. B.S. in Textile Technology in 1968 from NC State’s and an M.B.A. in 1973 from UNC-CH.

Cassius Williams, Greenville, NC

Agent, State Farm Insurance Companies. Former President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and current chair of the Roy and Dorothy Park Building Committee. Member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. B.S. in Animal Science in 1969 from NC State.

Bobby Mills, Jacksonville, NC

Student Body President. A member of the University Honors Program with majors in Economics and Political Science. Member of the NC State Campus President’s Advisory Committee for Efficiency and Effectiveness (PACE) and Student Wolfpack Club Board of Directors.