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Volunteer Boards

The college's volunteer boards are made up of alumni and friends. These volunteers advise the dean and college leaders on issues affecting the future direction of the college. Board members also serve as public advocates for the college and assist its advancement staff in identifying and contacting potential funding sources.

The members of the 2019-20 College of Sciences Foundation Board pose on a staircase in the Park Alumni Center

College of Sciences Foundation Board of Directors


Robert StarbuckChair
Sharon PresnellVice Chair
D. Brock MatthewsPresident
Michelle DugginsAssistant Secretary
Mary Peloquin-DoddTreasurer
Erin DelehantyAssistant Treasurer


Michael Brooks
Clinical Development and Commercialization Services
Raleigh, NC
Eric BucklandChief Executive Officer
Morrisville, NC
W. Dean Bunce IIExecutive Vice President
Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
United Therapeutics Corporation
Durham, NC
Seth B. CarruthersDirector
Global Chemical Technology
LORD Corporation
Cary, NC
Charles D. CasePartner
McGuireWoods LLP
Raleigh, NC
William W. FlemingPresident
Network Interfaces Corporation
Virginia Beach, VA
Nora GardnerManaging Partner
McKinsey & Company
Washington, DC
Paula J. HendersonVice President, State and Local Government
Cary, NC
Rod Hughes-OliverDelivery Project Executive
Account Manager
Research Triangle Park, NC
Lawrence IvesPresident
Calabazas Creek Research
San Mateo, CA
W. Donald JohnsonSenior Vice President (Retired)
Human Resources
E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company
Cornelius, NC
Mike LutherPresident and CEO
Bantam Pharmaceutical
New York, NY
Anita M. McClernon
Vice President and Director
Laboratory Services
bioMONTR Labs
Research Triangle Park, NC
J. Alan Menius Jr.Chief Data Scientist
HAP Innovations
Morrisville, NC
Mike PeirsonPresident (Retired)
Ballard Fish & Oyster
Raleigh, NC
Sharon C. PresnellPresident
Amnion Foundation
Winston-Salem, NC
Barb PrillamanStatistical Consultant
Willes Consulting Group
Cary, NC
Rodney V. PughPresident/Chair
AllCare Clinical Associates, PA
Asheville, NC
Russell ReeveStrategic Biostatistics Director
Morrisville, NC
Amy RobertsonChief Executive Officer and Founder
Soul Advantage, LLC
Raleigh, NC
Benton SatterfieldSenior Manager
Engineering and Process
Advance Auto Parts
Raleigh, NC
Caren SchmidtU.S. Field Biology Group Leader
Research Triangle Park, NC
Curtis StanleyPrincipal Hydrogeologist
GSI Environmental
Boerne, TX
Robert R. StarbuckAssistant Vice President (Retired)
Special Projects
Holly Springs, NC
Michael Stocum
CEO, President and Founder
Personalized Medicine Partners
Raleigh, NC
William E. Trent IIIPresident and Chief Scientific Officer
EnviroClean Solutions
Raleigh, NC
W. Rand Turner Jr.President
Rand Exploration LLC
Klein, TX
Cynthia J. WertzChief Executive Officer of Chemistry (Retired)
NC State University
Pittsboro, NC
Garnett B. WhitehurstCo-owner
Brooks Whitehurst Associates
New Bern, NC
Kirk A. WilderChief Operating Officer and Vice President
Windham Dentistry Group
Alpharetta, GA
Saundra W. WilliamsChief Executive Officer
WMS Corporation; and
Senior Vice President and Chief (Retired)
Information Resources & Technology, Data Reporting, Business Intelligence & Learning Technology
North Carolina Community College System
Raleigh, NC
Ji ZhangSenior Partner and Senior Vice President, Enterprise R&D and Operations
Flagship Pioneering
Cambridge, MA; and
Senior Vice President (Retired)
Bridgewater, NJ
Richard F. Cook (emeritus member)Management Consultant (Retired)
Cook & Associates
Raleigh, NC

Alumni Advisory Board

Aaron MarcusPresident
Emily GordonVice President
Stephanie ParkerSecretary
Michael Brennan
Taylor Cooke
Logan Dawson
Albert Hopping
Jacob Lineberry
John Mease
Jamal Moss
Barb Prillaman
Kiara Richardson
Leigh Ann Sanders
Scott Singer
Aimee Smart