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Thursday May 26th

Nine new nominees seek Board of Governors posts

There are 32 voting members elected every other year by the N.C. General Assembly to four-year terms. The current board, appointed by a Republican-controlled legislature, includes 29 registered Republicans and two registered Democrats.

Sixteen new board members will be selected this week — eight by the N.C. House and eight by the N.C. Senate. The House nominated six members for reappointment and named the following new nominees.

Ed Broyhill

Ed Broyhill is a businessman from Winston-Salem. He’s a registered Republican who has been a trustee at Winston-Salem State University.

Walter Davenport 

Walter Davenport is a retired Raleigh accountant. He’s a registered Democrat who served on the BOG from 2009 to 2013.

Pearl Burris-Floyd

Pearl Burris-Floyd, a UNC-CH alumna, works for the Greensboro Partnership. She’s a registered Republican and former N.C. House member.

C. Philip Byers

C. Philip Byers is executive director of the Challenge Foundation, an education nonprofit. He’s a registered Republican.

Christopher Derrick

Christopher Derrick is an attorney from Lake Junaluska. He’s a graduate of UNC School of Law and is a registered Republican.

Matthew-Todd Johnson 

Matthew-Todd Johnson is an insurance agent from Monroe. He is a registered Republican. He was nominated for the Board of Governors spot by N.C. Rep. Mark Brody, a Republican representing District 55 who is also from Monroe. The Daily Tar Heel was unable to find a photo of Johnson.

Joe Knott

Joe Knott is an attorney from Raleigh. He’s a UNC-CH graduate and a registered Republican who ran for N.C. Attorney General in 2004.

Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell is president of Southern Durham Development. A graduate of N.C. State University, he’s registered as unaffiliated.

Dwight Perry

Dwight Perry is an ophthalmologist from Durham. He’s a registered Democrat and is a trustee of N.C. Central University.

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