Graduate Education Advancement Board

The Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) assists The Graduate School and the University in generating broad support and funding for graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Members of the board are appointed based on their distinguished character and leadership, a belief in the importance of graduate education at Carolina, a sensitivity to different perspectives about graduate education and fund-raising, and a willingness to apply their special skills and strengths to advance the mission of The Graduate School.

The Graduate School expresses its gratitude to this special group of advocates.

GEAB Members

Ms. Penny Aldrich
Adjunct Professor, Durham Technical Community College

Ms. Suzanne Buchta
Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Donald S. Buckley (Vice Chair)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Chesapeake General Hospital
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. F. Ivy Carroll
Director of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Research Triangle Institute
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Timothy M. Crowder
Director, Innovation Centre of Excellence at Glaxo Smith Kline
Former Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Jr. Dissertation Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. William A. Darity
Professor of Public Health, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Lana T. Dial
Court Improvement Program Manager, North Carolina Administration Office of the Courts
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. David F. Edwards
Attorney, Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrre and Dengre, L.L.P.
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Brent D. Glass
Former Director, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Harold Glass
President and Founder, TTC, LLC
Research Professor of Health Policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Jean C. Grainger
Wardrobe Consultant, Doncaster/ Tanner Corporation
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Michael Alan Harpold
Former Executive Vice President, Liposcience Inc.
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Frances Hoch (Chair)
Former Section Chief, NC Department of Public Instruction
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Honorable Verla Insko
North Carolina State Representative, 24th House District
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. M. Ross Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Parion Sciences

Ms. Blair Kutrow
Former Vice President Marketing, LightSquared
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Robert E. Laport
Former Senior Vice President, American Express
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Howard N. Lee
Former Executive Director, North Carolina Education Cabinet
Former North Carolina State Senator, 16th Senatorial District
President, Lee Enterprises, Inc.
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. David L. Lewis
Former Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Services, Lord Corporation
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Susan T. Lord
Professor Emerita, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. R. Andrew McMillan Jr.
Chief Operating Officer, Jefferson Distributing Company
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. David McNelis
Director of Research Programs, The Carolina Environmental Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Francis J. Meyer
President, Meyer Enterprises LLC

Dr. Philip F. Nelson
Former Dean, Yale University, Graduate School of Music
Former Interim Vice Chancellor,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Laurie G. Sanford
University/Community Volunteer
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Drusilla Scott
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cempra Pharmaceuticals
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Kenneth G. Smith
Director, Park Street Capital
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Carol B. Smithwick
University/Community Volunteer
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Thomas E. Sox
Director of Nutrition Science, McNeil Nutritionals
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Richard Y. Stevens
North Carolina Senate 17th District
Former Chair Board of Trustees, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumnus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Priscilla P. Taylor
Former Executive Director, The Cemala Foundation, Inc.
Former Member of University of North Carolina Board of Governors
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Burnet Carlisle Tucker
Senior Vice President for Management Developement, Bank of America
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Beth Elise Whitaker
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Former Lovick P. Corn Dissertation Fellow, Department of Political Science
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

GEAB Member Emeritus

Dr. Lyle V. Jones
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology
Former Dean of the Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. Peace Sullivan
Certified Psychoanalyst
Alumna, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Charles M. Weiss
Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

GEAB Honorary Members

Mrs. Barbara Hardin

Dr. Paul Hardin
Chancellor Emeritus
Professor of Law, Retired, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mrs. Thomas S. Royster