House names six to UNC system board

Posted April 5

— Two more former lawmakers were elected Wednesday to four-year terms on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

The following people were elected by the House:

  • Leo Daughtry, a Johnston County lawyer and businessman who retired last year after 22 years in the state House and four years in the Senate
  • Rob Bryan, a Charlotte lawyer and businessman who served in the House for four years before losing his re-election bid in November
  • Kellie Hunt Blue, the director of finance for Robeson County
  • Carolyn Lloyd Coward, a lawyer from Asheville
  • Wendy Murphy of Wallace, the daughter of Murphy Farms founder Wendell Murphy and a former chairwoman of the UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees
  • R. Doyle Parrish, the co-founder of a Raleigh-based hotel and restaurant management business and an incumbent board member

Lawmakers earlier this year voted to trim the size of the Board of Governors from 32 to 24 members, meaning the Senate and the House each have fewer slots to fill this year.

Among the six people the Senate elected last month was former Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg.


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