Education

W. Louis Bissette Jr., acting chairman

Posted October 7, 2014
Updated January 18

UNC Board of Governors Vice Chairman W. Louis Bissette Jr. (Photo courtesy of UNC system)

Term: 2015 - 2019

Committees: Budget and Finance Committee

Occupation: Attorney; of counsel, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA

Education: B.A., History, Wake Forest; J.D. UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; M.B.A. University of Virginia

Family: Married to Sara Oliver Bissette with two children and five grandchildren

Political affiliation: Republican

Major elective offices and boards: Former mayor of Asheville; former president Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; chairman, WCI, Inc.; vice chairman Carolina Alliance Bank; former vice chairman Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; former president N.C. Arboretum Society; Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition; former trustee Western Carolina University.

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