Wake Forest names Burton director of business diversity programs
September 4, 2008
Garland Burton Jr. has joined Wake Forest University as director of business diversity programs.
In his new position, Burton will be responsible for building strategic partnerships between Wake Forest and a more diverse pool of vendors, suppliers and contractors in Winston-Salem, the Triad and elsewhere.
Most recently, Burton served six years as administrative manager and director of the Historically Underutilized Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the former president and general manager of Burton Developers Inc. and worked for Durham’s Department of Engineering for six years. Burton received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management at St. Augustine’s College.
He has received a number of recent awards, including the North Carolina Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Coordinators Network Achievement Award, the UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellors Award, the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina Advisor of the Year Award, and was honored at the 2008 Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Circle of Influence Award ceremony.