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UNCA welcomes 5 new board of trustees members
Saturday, 04 September 2021 16:18

From Staff Reports

The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees announced Sept. 3 that it welcomed five new members at its August meeting.

The new members included Duke Energy State President Stephen G. De May; American Medical Association Immediate Past President Dr. Patrice A. Harris; Colton Groome & Company Senior Partner, Principal and Board Chair George M. Groome; former N.C Rep. Chuck McGrady; and UNCA Student Government Association President Demon Thomas ’22.

Board members Karen Keil Brown ’81, UNCA alumna and full-time artist with the studio, Pink Dog Creative, and Jim Peterson, the former CEO of Metroquip Inc., have been reinstated for another four-year term.

The UNCA Board of Trustees, and all boards within the UNC System, is comprised of 13 trustees. Eight trustees are appointed by the UNC Board of Governors, four appointed by the North Carolina legislature Speaker and President Pro Tem. The nominations were made by UNCA and were submitted by Chancellor Nancy J. Cable. Cable noted, “Our strong and capable UNC Asheville Board of Trustees is honored to welcome these fine new members. Their breadth and depth of professional leadership experience will enhance significantly the university’s current and future success.”

The president of the SGA also serves as a trustee and is elected annually from among the student body.

For the complete list of UNCA Board of Trustees and meeting information, visit


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