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Perdue names two to N.C. State board

Posted June 25, 2009 12:56 p.m. EDT

— 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.