Community Colleges, State Board Of

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
Department 
Community Colleges
Governor Appointments 
10
Total Board Positions 
22
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 115D-2.1 as amended by Session Law 2021-90
Ethics 
Yes
Term Length 
4 yrs (2 consecutive); 6 yrs. G.A. appointments
Purpose 
The board is the policy-making arm of the North Carolina Community College System. There are 21 members on the board, each serving six-year terms. The governor appoints 10 members. The State House and Senate each appoint four members. The Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer and President of the UNC System also serve on the board. No member of the General Assembly, no officer or employee of the State, and no officer or employee of an institution under the jurisdiction of the State Board shall be eligible to serve on the State Board. No spouse of a member of the General Assembly or of an officer or employee of the Community College System or of an institution under the jurisdiction of the State Board shall be eligible to serve on the State Board. No person who within the prior five years has been an employee of the Community Colleges System Office shall be eligible to serve on the State Board.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Samuel Searcy 7/2/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large
William Y. Holder 8/7/20176/30/2023LimitedAt-large
J. Anthony Penry 7/2/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Teresa Van Duyn 12/2/20216/30/2025LimitedRegion 1
Jena Muntz Gallagher 10/23/20206/30/2023LimitedRegion 2
Sarah West 7/2/20216/30/2027LimitedRegion 3
Mark W. Merritt 4/6/20216/30/2025LimitedRegion 4
Ann Harden Whitford 7/11/20176/30/2023LimitedRegion 5
Shirley A. Carraway 7/2/20216/30/2025LimitedRegion 6
Raymond Trapp 7/2/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large


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