Dwight M. Davidson III ’77 was installed as chair of the GAA Board of Directors at the Annual Alumni Luncheon on May 12, succeeding Tom Efird ’61 of Gastonia. Randy K. Jones ’79 of Chula Vista, Calif., assumed office as chair-elect.
Davidson, who is president of Engineered Plastics Inc., a manufacturing firm based in Gibsonville, has served the board at various times since 1988 in several capacities, including as first vice chair and assistant treasurer.
Jones, who received a law degree from UNC in ’82, is an assistant U.S. attorney and has served on the GAA board since 2003. He is a past member of the UNC Board of Visitors and was recognized in 1998 with the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award and in 2006 with the Harvey Beech Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Davidson was elected last year as chair-elect by the Board of Directors, and Jones was elected this year by the board as chair-elect for 2007-08. As a result of elections decided by GAA members as of March 30, Efird announced that William G. “Bill” Daughtridge Jr. ’75 of Rocky Mount is the board’s first vice chair and that Dr. Joseph M. “Buddy” Jenrette III ’73 is second vice chair.
Daughtridge, who received his MBA from UNC in ’77, is president of Daughtridge Gas and Oil Co. and is a member of the N.C. House, where he represents Nash County and serves as co-chair for the N.C. House Commerce Committee. Jenrette is chairman of the department of radiation oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he also is a professor.
New directors elected to three-year terms representing N.C. districts are:
New directors elected to three-year terms representing out-of-state alumni are:
The new director elected to a three-year term on UNC’s Athletic Council is:
Appointed as at-large directors for three-year terms are:
>English Professor Trudier Harris was appointed the faculty representative on the board. Harris, the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English, has taught at UNC since 1979 and has been recognized with several awards, including the UNC System Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Reappointed to their posts were William P. Aycock II ’65 of Greensboro, counsel to the board, and N.C. Sen. Anthony Eden Rand ’61 of Fayetteville, treasurer.