North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has appointed UNC Pembroke Chancellor Allen Meadors to the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System.
The North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees administers retirement system laws for teachers and state employees and local government members of the retirement systems. The board has 14 members.
"I am deeply grateful for people like Chancellor Meadors who are willing to give their time and talent to move North Carolina forward," Gov. Easley said. "I know that he will be effective and diligent in his service to our state."
Chancellor Meadors said he is honored by the appointment and welcomes the challenge of public service to North Carolina.
"This board serves an important role in the financial security of thousands of North Carolinians," Chancellor Meadors said. "It is an honor to be called upon to serve the state in this capacity."
The Governor appoints 10 members; the Speaker of the House and President Pro-Tem of the Senate each appoint one member; the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Treasurer serve in an ex-officio capacity. The N.C. Senate must confirm all members. Each member serves a four-year term.
Dr. Meadors has been the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since July 1999.
For North Carolina, Chancellor Meadors is currently serving on the National Nominations Committee for Outstanding Young Americans, the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics and the Commission on the Liberal Arts Agenda. He also serves on AASCU's Committee on the Undergraduate Experience, the board of trustees of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the national board of directors for the Family and Community Violence Prevention Program and the board of directors for the Peach Belt Athletic Conference.