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Trustees Elect Officers

NC State’s Board of Trustees has elected Barbara Mulkey as chair, Norris Tolson as first vice chair, Ben Jenkins as second vice chair and Gayle Lanier as secretary.

Mulkey, of Raleigh, is chairman and founder of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants. She received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from NC State.

Tolson, of Pinetops, serves as president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. He graduated from NC State with a bachelor’s degree in crop science and agribusiness.

Jenkins, of Charlotte, is retired former managing director and vice chairman for retail banking at the Morgan Stanley & Co. New York firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science in textile chemistry from NC State.

Lanier, of Raleigh, is vice president of corporate services for Progress Energy. She received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from NC State.

The Board of Trustees has 13 members: eight elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor  and an ex officio voting member who is the student body president.


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