Two new members have been appointed to the Fayetteville State University (FSU) Board of Trustees. Each will serve a four-year term starting in July 2017 and ending in June 2021. The new members will be sworn in at the September 2017 board meeting.
Joining the board as new members are Fayetteville residents Stuart Augustine, vice-president of an investments firm, and Dr. Brandon Phillips, an ophthalmologist and FSU alumnus. They replace Claude Bogues of Durham, and Dr. Inder Nijhawan of Fayetteville.
Dr. Richard Clayton Adams of Fayetteville, and Brenda Timberlake of Creedmoor have been reappointed to the board. They will serve for another four years.
“I welcome the new members to the FSU Board of Trustees and I look forward to working with both of them,” said FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson. “Both are Fayetteville residents and are familiar with FSU and its status in the community and in this region. They will provide invaluable insight and service as we look to move our institution to even greater heights.”
“I do want to thank Mr. Bogues and Dr. Nijhawan for their service on the board and to the university. I am grateful to the both of them for their commitment and service to this institution and our students.”
Augustine is vice-president of investments for Stifel Nicolaus, a financial services company in Fayetteville. He is a 2000 graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Phillips is an ophthalmologist at Carolina Vision Center in Fayetteville. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from FSU in 2004, where he was valedictorian of his class. He received his doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008. He completed his transitional internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., in 2009, and his ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Timberlake is senior pastor of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, N.C. She is an FSU alumna and graduated in 1970 with a degree in chemistry. Timberlake has taught science and math to high school students in both the public and private sectors. She also worked in state government until 1979, when she began working full-time for First Baptist Church (as the co-pastor), which later became Christian Faith Center in 1986.
Adams is owner of Carolina Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Fayetteville. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point before earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University. He also earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State College of Dentistry.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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