Education

W. Louis Bissette Jr., acting chairman

Posted October 7, 2014
Updated January 18, 2016

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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