UNCG Board of Trustees

Office of the Chancellor

The Board of Trustees, 2020-2021

Trustees may be contacted through the Board of Trustees Office at 336.334.5266 or by email at trustees@uncg.edu

Betsy S. Oakley

Service: Reappointed by the Speaker of the House in 2019 to a four-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Betsy serves as Chair of the Board. She also serves on the Academic Affairs, Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, and Legal, Executive, Finance and Administration, Nominating, and University Advancement, and Committees.

Employment: Co-owner, Charles Aris, Inc.

Education: B.S. Clothing and Textiles, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bio: Ms. Oakley has served on the Board of Directors of the School of Human Environmental Sciences Foundation, as a member of the UNCG Legislative Network, and as chair of the UNCG Friends of the Library. Her community and civic affiliations include the American Red Cross Regional Board, the North Carolina Aquarium Society Board, and the Board of Advisors for Duke Cancer Institute.

Mona Edwards

Service: Reappointed by the Board of Governors in 2019 to a four-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Mona is Vice Chair of the Board, chairs the Grievance and Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, and Legal Committees, and serves on the Executive and Academic Affairs Committees.

Employment: Mona is the founder and owner of LIFT Coaching and Consulting, an executive and career coaching and organizational consulting firm. Mona is also an Adjunct Feedback and Executive Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership. Previously she served as Chief Operating Officer for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, as Vice President and Chief of Staff at the Center for Creative Leadership and as Deputy City Manager for the City of Greensboro.

Education: J.D., Washington and Lee University, B.A., University of Virginia

Professional Affiliations: Virginia State Bar (Associate)

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad (NCCJ) board member; Triad Coaching Connection, Women's Professional Forum; Former Board member for Guilford Education Alliance, Communities and Schools of Greater Greensboro (Vice Chair); the United Way of Greater Greensboro; and The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Margaret S. Benjamin

Service:Appointed by the Board of Governors in January 2021 to finish a term expiring June 30, 2021. Margaret serves on the Academic Affairs and University Advancement Committees.

Education:MA Liberal Studies UNCG; BA Fine Arts and Advertising, Louisiana State University

Bio:A New Orleans native, Margaret began her museum career as Public Relations Director of the Gallier House Museum. At a Congressional awards ceremony in Washington, DC, Margaret received the 2017 Champion of Museums award from the American Alliance of Museums for her exemplary advocacy for museums and was recognized as a 2018 AAM Star Advocate. In 2018, She and husband Bill received the Greater Greensboro Legacy Award, presented to families who demonstrate a legacy of giving and community impact and who exemplify a shared dedication to service and exceptional support of programs that transform lives in our community.

Civic Affiliations and Community Service:Civic Affiliations and Community Service: Margaret’s service to UNCG includes membership on the Campaign Steering Committee, Board of Visitors, Weatherspoon Arts Foundation Board of Directors, and Weatherspoon Art Museum Advisory Board. Outside UNCG, Margaret currently Chairs the Public Art Endowment of Greensboro Steering Committee and serves on the following: Greensboro Public Library Foundation Board of Directors; Cone Health Cancer Center Advisory Committee; Louisiana State University Museum of Art Advisory Board, and the Museum Trustee Association Board of Directors. She is former president of the Greensboro History Museum, Inc. Board of Trustees, and has served on the Greensboro College Board of Visitors, Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association Board of Directors, Greensboro Downtown Parks Board of Directors, and Children’s Home Society of NC Board of Trustees.

Vanessa Carroll

Service: Reappointed by Speaker Tim Moore in 2017 to a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2021. Vanessa serves on the Athletics, Finance and Administration, and Grievance Committees.

Education: B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; D.H.L., Greensboro College

Bio: Ms. Carroll’s early career was in mental health administration as director of a residential program for violent and assaultive adolescents. She has taught at the college level and has raised three daughters. She is active as a community volunteer in a wide spectrum of organizations and works on special projects for The Carroll Companies.

Mae Douglas

Service:Appointed by the Board of Governors to serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Mae serves on the Finance and Administration, Nominating, and University Advancement Committees. She is also the Board of Trustees liaison to the Moss Street Partnership School Advisory Board.

Employment:Former Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Cox Communications; Atlanta, Georgia

Education:B.A. Sociology; University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Affiliations:International Women’s Forum

Civic Affiliations and Community Service:Member of the Board of Directors of Cone Health, Cone Foundation, United Way Of Greater Greensboro, Gateway University Research Park, Guilford Child Development, YMCA, National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ); M & F Bank Advisory Board; Community Foundation Advisory Committee

Brad Hayes

Service: Reappointed by the Board of Governors in 2019 to a four-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Brad is Chair of the Athletics Committee and serves on the Executive, Finance and Administration, Nominating, Grievance, and Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, and Legal Committees.

Employment: After working at KPMG for nine years, Brad joined LabCorp, Burlington, NC in 1996 and served as the company's CFO from 2005 until his retirement in 2014.

Education: B.S. Accounting, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: Brad serves on the Board of Directors of Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) and chairs the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Canterbury School Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, the Alamance Regional Medical Center Community Board, the JDRF Piedmont Triad Chapter Board, Board of Directors of Cone Health, and the Board of Directors for Intec Pharma, where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Brad and his wife Kim are both alumni of UNCG and are loyal Spartan supporters.

George Hoyle

Service:Appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger in 2020 to a one-year term expiring June 30, 2021. George serves on the Athletics and University Advancement Committees.

Employment:Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Compass Financial Partners – Greensboro, NC.

Education:B.A. Organizational Speech, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Civic Affiliations and Community Service:George’s service to UNCG includes membership on the Excellence Foundation Board of Directors, the Campaign Steering Committee, and the Students First Campaign Steering Committee. He is a past president of the Spartan Club Executive Committee and is currently Co-Chair of the Athletics Departments “5 for 5” Campaign for Champions. Outside UNCG, George serves as Board Chair for the Carolinas Chapter of Operation Smile, was a founding member of the Greensboro Police Foundation Board and is a member of the Greensboro Sports Council.

Elizabeth C. Phillips

Service: Reappointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore in 2019 to a four-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Elizabeth serves on the Athletics and Finance and Administration Committees.

Employment: Executive Director, Phillips Foundation

Education: B.A. Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Bio: Elizabeth was a recipient of the Triad Business Journal's Women in Business Award in 2015. Ms. Phillips is involved in a variety of organizations, locally, nationally and abroad.

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: National Center for Family Philanthropy, board member; The ImPact, cofounder; Texas Women's Foundation, board member; Women Moving Millions, board member; The Dallas Foundation, board member

Dean Priddy

Service: Reappointed by the Board of Governors in 2017 to serve a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2021. Dean serves as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and as a member of the Grievance and Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, and Legal Committees.

Employment: Retired (2015) Executive VP of Administration, Qorvo, Inc.

Education: B.S. and M.B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bio: Dean began his career with Analog Devices in 1986 and held progressively responsible positions in finance and marketing. He joined RFMD, a leading supplier of solutions for the wireless industry in 1991 as Controller, and became CFO and Corporate Vice President of Administration in 1997. He held that position until the formation of Qorvo, a merger of equals between RFMD and TriQuint Semiconductor in December 2014, and subsequently held the position of Executive Vice President of Administration and Value Creation at Qorvo until his retirement in March, 2015.

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: UNCG Bryan Business School Advisory Board, Board of Partners Ending Homelessness, and the Bryan School’s Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Dean is a past recipient of the Bryan School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and was Triad Business Journal’s Change Agent of the Year for 2010.

Ward Russell

Service: Reappointed by the Board of Governors in 2017 to a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2021. Ward serves on the Academic Affairs, Executive, Finance and Administration, Nominating, and University Advancement Committees.

Education: B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.B.A., Finance, Georgia State University

Bio: Mr. Russell is formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Banyan Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits company operating in North Carolina. He was a partner in the Greensboro office of the Todd Organization, Inc., an executive benefits company, and served as President of Todd Consulting, until its acquisition in 2007. Mr. Russell and his wife Beth live in Asheboro, North Carolina. They have three children.

Linda Sloan

Service: Appointed by the Board of Governors in 2019 to a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2023. Linda serves on the Finance and Administration and Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, and Legal Committees.

Employment: Linda is retired from Greensboro Day School. During her tenure, Linda established the school’s ongoing theatre program. She also previously served as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Speech at Wake Forest University and an adjunct lecturer in the UNCG Bryan School.

Education: B.S Psychology, University of Rochester; MA Teaching & English, Tufts University; MFA Drama, UNCG.

Bio: Linda received the 2012 O.Henry Award presented by ArtsGreensboro and the Greensboro Partnership; she and her husband, Tom, have also received the Greensboro Business Leaders Hall of Fame Award from Junior Achievement; the Lifetime Achievement Award from United Way of Greater Greensboro; and the 232 Award for Excellence from Triad Stage. Linda and husband Tom live in Greensboro and have three daughters and nine grandchildren, all living in the Durham/Chapel Hill area.

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts Board of Visitors; Triad Stage, Founding Board Chair; Women to Women (Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro), Founding Co-Chair; Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Board; North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation Board; United Arts Council, Board Chair; United Way of Greater Greensboro Board; Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Board Chair; Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro Board; Greensboro Day School Board.

David Sprinkle

Service: Reappointed by the Board of Governors in 2017 to a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2021. David serves as Chair of the Business Affairs Committee and as a member of the Athletics, Nominating, and University Advancement Committees.

Employment: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1970 to 2006, and with the Todd Organization Inc., an executive benefits planning company, from 1981 to 2006.

Education: B.A. Davidson College, M.B.A. in marketing from UNC Chapel Hill, M.S. in financial services from The American College

Bio: David served with the U.S. Army from 1969-1970, receiving a bronze star for his service as a first lieutenant in Vietnam.

Civic Affiliations and Community Service: Board of Trustees of Davidson College, 18 years ending in 2017; National Advisory Board of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Chair, 2008-2012; Board of Trustees of the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation.

Austin Moore

Bio:Austin Moore serves as President of the UNCG Student Government Association. He is a senior from Denton, North Carolina and is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. Austin’s experience in the Student Government Association also includes service as Chairman of the Legislative Committee, Chairman of the Ethics and Oversight Ad Hoc Committee, as a Sophomore Senator, an At-Large Senator, and as Vice President. He also serves as a Resident Advisor in Moore-Strong Residence Hall.