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Perdue names two to N.C. State board

Posted June 25, 2009

— Gov. Beverly Perdue named two North Carolina State University trustees on Thursday.

Perdue appointed Randall C. “Randy” Ramsey of Beaufort, the founder, president and chief executive of Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales, and reappointed Norris Tolson, the chief executive of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, to the university's Board of Trustees.

Ramsey serves as vice president of the N.C. State Student Aid Association, also known as the Wolfpack Club, and is a current member of the N.C. State Alumni Association, the State Club and the N.C. State Council on Athletics.

An active member of numerous local and regional boards, Ramsey has served on the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament's Board since 1983, serving as president in 2003 and 2004. He also serves on the board of the North Carolina Manufacturers Association.

Tolson was initially appointed to the board last month to complete the term of former Chairman McQueen Campbell, who resigned amid questions over his role in N.C. State's 2005 hiring of Mary Easley, the wife of former Gov. Mike Easley.

Tolson earned a bachelor’s degree in crop science and agribusiness from N.C. State and has served as state commerce, transportation and revenue secretary and in the General Assembly.

The governor appoints four of the 13 members of N.C. State's Board of Trustees. Eight others are picked by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and the president of the student body also sits on the board.


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  • ohmygosh Jun 29, 2009

    Bev is sure good at appointing people. Too bad she has shown zero leadership in areas of real importance. Just perhaps she could come down to earth once and realize there is a budget problem.

  • Grandpeople Jun 29, 2009

    But the people of NC keep putting these crooked Democrates back in office. Vote them all out - nothing is learned from these bumbs. Too bad - we all pay the price.

  • djbyrdnc Jun 29, 2009

    I wonder what can of pictures Tolson has on Gov. Bev. or on someone in Raleigh, why would you appoint him to anything? This is the reason we need to vote all the bums out of office. We also need a recall amendment to recall some of our elected leaders.

  • psm5000 Jun 25, 2009

    I agree with "Nothing New." Tolson is one that just keeps coming back. So---can the feds investigate only one Gov at a time, or what? Clearly as much stinch in this one as the last.

  • affirmativediversity Jun 25, 2009

    Does Wonder Gov think the population of North Carolina is 15? It seem like it since she appoints and reappoints the SAME OLD, SAME OLD to every boondogle, do nothing job that comes along.

    Oh, and whats with the NC School of Agriculture...is graduating from it or teaching at it a requirement to be on NC's Board of Trustees. Do they teach anything but farming with a side of liberal arts there?

  • colliedave Jun 25, 2009

    And how much did they donate to her campaign(s)?

  • Nothing New Jun 25, 2009

    Typical politics, how many positions has Tolson been run out of, DOT for sure and his name keeps coming back.