GAA Installs New Officers and Board Members

Eric S. Montross ’94 of Chapel Hill has taken office as chair of the GAA Board of Directors, succeeding Donald W. Curtis ’63 of Raleigh. Robyn S. Hadley ’85 of Graham is the new chair-elect.

Montross, a member of the 1993 NCAA championship Tar Heels basketball team and former professional player, is a commentator for men’s basketball games on the Tar Heel Sports Network radio broadcasts. Montross has served on the GAA board as a representative to the University’s Athletic Council and as an appointed at-large representative. He received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2009. Montross was chosen last year as chair-elect by the GAA board.

Hadley, who was named a Rhodes Scholar in 1985, is executive director of the “What’s After High School?” program for the Burlington-Alamance school system and founder of the YESICAN nonprofit to help students prepare for college. She has been active with the Black Alumni Reunion and is a recipient of its Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award. She also is a founding member of BAR’s Light on the Hill Society and chairs the selection committee for the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship. She was previously appointed to a three-year at-large term on the GAA board.

As a result of elections decided by Carolina Alumni members, W. Allen Cobb Jr. ’74 of Wrightsville Beach is the board’s new first vice chair, and L. Allan Parrott Jr. ’88 of Virginia Beach, Va., is the new second vice chair.

Cobb is a senior resident Superior Court judge. He has served on the GAA board as representative of an N.C. district (2005-08) and at-large director (2008-09).

Parrott is president of Tidewater Fleet Supply LLC. He has served on the GAA board as an out-of-state representative (2009-12) and chairs the board’s Clubs Committee.

New directors elected to three-year terms representing N.C. districts are:

  • Terrence Van Loren Burroughs ’82 of Cary, to the district for Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. Burroughs is president and CEO of The Burroughs Health Care Management Group Inc. He has served on the UNC Board of Visitors.
  • William G. “Gerry” Hancock Jr. ’65 of Raleigh, to the district for Alamance, Caswell, Durham and Person counties. Hancock is a partner with the Everett Gaskins Hancock law firm. He served as chair of his class’s 25th reunion committee.
  • Ann Rountree Lineweaver ’60 of Greensboro, to the district for Alleghany, Ashe, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties. Lineweaver is the retired corporate relocation director of Prudential Piedmont Triad Properties. She has served on the UNC and the School of Social Work boards of visitors.

New directors elected to three-year terms representing out-of-state alumni are:

  • Dawn Michelle Peters ’86 of Norfolk, Va., to the district for Virginia. Peters is vice president of Lions Bridge Financial. She is her class’s permanent secretary and is active with the Hampton Roads Carolina Club.
  • Melanie Ann Sill ’81 of Sacramento, to the district for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Sill is executive editor of KPCC’s Southern California Public Radio. She received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 1997.
  • Dr. Janet Hayes Southerland ’82 of Brentwood, Tenn., to the district for Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Southerland — who also received a degree in dental hygiene in 1984, a doctor of dental surgery in 1989, a master’s in public health in 1994 and a doctorate in oral biology in 2005 from UNC — is dean of the dental school at Meharry Medical College. She has been a committee chair with the Black Alumni Reunion and is a founding member of its Light on the Hill Scholarship Society.

Appointed as at-large directors are:

  • Frank Brenner ’75 of Greensboro, for a three-year term. Brenner is vice president of OmniSource Southeast. He serves on the board of the UNC Educational Foundation and has served on the UNC Board of Visitors.
  • Kraig J. Holt ’82 of Charlotte, for a three-year term. Holt, who also received an MBA from UNC in 1984, is a consulting sales representative for IBM Corp. He previously served as an at-large member of the GAA board (2007-10) and was chair of the Membership Committee. He is a member of the Black Alumni Reunion’s Light on the Hill Scholarship Society and has served as vice president of the Carolina Black Alumni Club of Charlotte.
  • Cathy Harper Watts ’88 of Los Angeles, to a one-year term. Watts, a community volunteer, has served on the GAA board representing an out-of-state district (2009-12) and chairs the board’s Long Range Planning Committee. She also is active with the Los Angeles Carolina Club.

New director elected to a three-year term on UNC’s Athletic Council is:

  • Edward Ian Fogler ’70 of Elgin, S.C. Fogler, who also received a master’s in teaching from UNC in 1973, is a sports consultant and broadcast analyst. He retired as men’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, is a former UNC men’s assistant basketball coach (1972-86) and a former member of the men’s basketball team (1966-70).

Terry Rhodes ’78 of Chapel Hill, chair of the UNC music department, has been appointed as the faculty representative on the board. Rhodes returned to UNC in 1987 as a visiting assistant professor and teaches voice and directs UNC Opera. She sits on the Dean’s Advisory Committee and is a fellow of the Academic Leadership Program at UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. She has served as faculty liaison and enrichment lecturer for a number of GAA-sponsored tours to Europe.

The board reappointed William P. Aycock II ’65 of Greensboro as counsel to the board, Anthony Eden Rand ’61 of Fayetteville as treasurer and Dwight M. “Davy” Davidson III ’77 of Greensboro as assistant treasurer.

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