Caudill Becomes Chair of Board of Trustees

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.

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