Dec. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
Dec. 5, 2017
Min Yang ’15 has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. The innovative master’s degree program...Read More
W. Lowry Caudill ’79 of Durham has been elected chair of the UNC Board of Trustees.
Alston Gardner ’77 of Chapel Hill was elected vice chair, and Sallie Shuping-Russell ’77 of Chapel Hill is the board’s new secretary. All were elected on Thursday; none of the three is new to the board.
Caudill is co-founder of Magellan Laboratories Inc., and Carolina’s analytic chemistry building bears his name. Gardner is a venture partner in Fulcrum Equity Partners. Shuping-Russell is managing director of the investment firm BlackRock.
Five new trustees have joined the 13-member board: Jefferson W. Brown ’81 of Charlotte, Haywood D. Cochrane Jr. ’70 of Elon, Charles G. Duckett ’82 of Winston-Salem, Kelly Matthews Hopkins ’95 of Charlotte and Dwight D. Stone ’73 of Greensboro.
A sixth new board member is senior Christy Lambden of Somerset, England, who was sworn in May 23 to fill the ex officio seat held by Carolina’s student body president.