Board of Trustees

The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees is a thirteen-member body that promotes the development of the institution within the functions prescribed by the UNC Board of Governors. The Board serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to the University and also serves as advisor to the Chancellor concerning the management and development of Appalachian. The powers and duties of the Board of Trustees are primarily defined and delegated by the Board of Governors.

Individuals are appointed to four-year terms on the Board by either the Governor of North Carolina or the UNC Board of Governors. Included as a voting member of the Board is the President of Appalachian's Student Government Association. The President of Appalachian's Alumni Council, and Chairs of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate serve as ex officio members of the Board.

Board Members

  • Bradley T. Adcock
    (Chair)

    106 Lindenthal Court
    Cary, NC 27513
    brad.adcock@yahoo.com
    Phone: 919-469-2583
    Fax: 919-765-2432
    Term: 2017

  • George M. Baldwin

    Piedmont Natural Gas
    4720 Piedmont Row Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    george.baldwin@piedmontng.com
    Phone: 704-731-4063
    Term: 2019

  • M. Lee Barnes, Jr.
    (Secretary)

    MM Fowler, Inc.
    4220 Neal Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    mleebarnesjr@yahoo.com
    Phone: 919-309-2925 x215
    Fax: 919-309-9924
    Term: 2017

  • James M. Barnes

    504 Marlowe Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    jbarnes@naicarolantic.com
    Phone: 919-782-0169
    Term: 2015

  • Donald C. Beaver

    Beaver Sports Properties, Inc
    3763 Golf Drive NE
    Conover, NC 28613
    donbeaver@beaversportsinc.com
    Phone: 828-459-7141
    Fax: 828-459-7577
    Term: 2017

  • John M. Blackburn

    P. O. Box 218
    Linville, NC 28646
    maedog@bellsouth.net
    Phone: 828-733-4311
    Fax: 828-265-6727
    Term: 2019

  • Susan M. Branch

    2640 Mason Circle
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    susanmbranch@gmail.com
    Phone: 704-654-1889
    Term: 2019

  • Robert C. Hatley

    Paragon Bank
    3535 Glenwood Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27612
    bhatley@paragonbank.com
    Phone: 919-534-7400
    Fax: 866-480-1012
    Term: 2019

  • Charles V. Murray

    Murray Supply Company
    102 W 3rd Street, Suite 810
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    charlie@murraysupply.com
    Phone: 336-546-1774
    Fax: 336-245-0686
    Term: 2017

  • Carson D. Rich

    Student Government Association President
    Plemmons Student Union
    Boone, NC 28608
    richcd1@appstate.edu
    Phone: 828-262-6254
    Fax: 828-262-6502
    Cell: 980-253-5037
    Term: 2016

  • Alice G. Roess
    (Vice Chair)

    P. O. Box 83
    Blowing Rock, NC 28605
    aliceroess@charter.net
    Phone: 828-295-7384
    Fax: 828-295-7384
    Term: 2017

  • D. Kenan Smith

    Second Creek Development
    401 W. Innes Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    dkenansmith@gmail.com
    Phone: 704-639-9751
    Fax: 704-633-0608
    Term: 2019

  • Carole P. Wilson

    1421 Canterbury Road
    Raleigh, NC 27608
    cpwilson@nc.rr.com
    Phone: 919-812-2112
    Term: 2017

Ex-Officio Representatives

  • Stephanie L. Billings

    Alumni Council President
    104 West Avondale Drive
    Greensboro, NC 27403
    slbillings@triad.rr.com
    Phone: 336-851-0021
    Term: 2016

  • Paul H. Gates

    Faculty Senate Chair
    Department of Communication
    ASU Box 32039
    Boone, NC 28608
    gatesph@appstate.edu
    Phone: 828-262-2392
    Fax: 828-262-2543
    Term: 2016

  • Amy A. Sanders

    Staff Senate Chair
    Conferences and Camp Services
    ASU Box 32042
    Boone, NC 28608
    sandersaa@appstate.edu
    Phone: 828-262-2744
    Fax: 828-262-4992
    Term: 2016

Assistant Secretary

  • Kathy B. Roark

    Office of the Chancellor
    ASU Box 32002
    Boone, NC 28608
    roarkkb@appstate.edu
    Phone: 828-262-2040
    Fax: 828-262-3024

Scheduled Meetings

  • Sep
    24
    25
    Board of Trustees meeting
    September 24-25, 2015
  • Dec
    3
    4
    Board of Trustees meeting
    December 3-4, 2015
  • Mar
    24
    25
    Board of Trustees meeting
    March 24-25, 2016
  • Jun
    23
    24
    Board of Trustees meeting
    June 23-24, 2016
  • Sep
    22
    23
    Board of Trustees meeting
    September 22-23, 2016
  • Dec
    8
    9
    Board of Trustees meeting
    December 8-9, 2016

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are posted after being approved at the next Board meeting.