Aiken Elected Vice Chair of the UNC Board of Governors

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Roger Aiken of Asheville was today elected vice chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Aiken will serve through June 30, 2016, completing the unexpired two-year term of W. Louis Bissette, Jr., of Asheville, who was elected chair of the Board in December.

Aiken is a complex manager with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC in Asheville. He joined the Board of Governors in 2013 and chairs its Audit Committee and is a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. A graduate of Appalachian State University, he is a former chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Education, former chairman of the Eblen Charities Board of Directors, and a former board member with the Asheville Red Cross and Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

Aiken writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for the Asheville Citizen-Times and provided the morning business report for 10 years with WLOS-TV in Asheville.

The oldest public university in the nation, the University of North Carolina enrolls nearly 225,000 students and encompasses all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first public residential high school for academically gifted students.  UNC campuses support a broad array of distinguished liberal-arts programs, two medical schools and one teaching hospital, two law schools, a veterinary school, a school of pharmacy, 11 nursing programs, 15 schools of education, five schools of engineering, and a renowned arts conservatory.  The UNC Center for Public Television, with its 11-station statewide broadcast network, is also under the University umbrella.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016