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Wake Forest Board of Trustees elects officers, members

April 13, 2007

The Wake Forest University Board of Trustees elected officers and members at its March 30 meeting.

The board elected K. Wayne Smith of Newton as chair and James T. Williams Jr. of Greensboro as vice chair.  Smith is president emeritus of OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. and a former White House senior staff member and Wake Forest professor.  Williams is an attorney with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLC.

The following people were elected as first-time members of the board:  John I. Bitove of Toronto, chairman and chief executive officer of Obelysk Inc., and Matthew A. King of Brentwood, Tenn., president of Triple Play Ventures LLC.

Wake Forest junior Carolyn E. Harbaugh of Westfield, N.J., was elected as the student member of the board.

Current members re-elected to the board were:  W. Louis Bissette Jr. of Asheville, an attorney with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, and Lisbeth C. Evans of Winston-Salem, secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Former members re-elected to the board were:  Jerry H. Baker of Marietta, Ga., president of Baker and Associates LLC; Jocelyn Burton of Winston-Salem, an attorney with Kilpatrick Stockton; Lelia Farr of St. Louis; Albert H. Hunt of Washington, D.C., executive managing editor of Bloomberg News Service in Washington; Kenneth D. Miller of Greensboro, Adelaide (Alex) A. Sink of Thonotosassa, Fla., chief financial officer of Florida; Lloyd P. Tate Jr. of Southern Pines, professor of equine surgery at North Carolina State University; J. Lanny Wadkins Jr. of Dallas, professional golfer; James T. Williams Jr. of Greensboro (also elected vice chair); and Dr. Kyle A. Young of Greensboro, radiologist at Moses Cone Hospital.

Marvin D. Gentry of King was elected a life trustee. He is the retired chairman of The New Fortis Corporation.

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