Dr.Wiley Barrett was elected chairman of UNC Pembroke’s Board of Trustees during a special meeting on March 12.
A Southern Pines, N.C., resident, Barrett will complete the term of Dr. Robin Cummings, who resigned from the board on March 4 to take a job as director of the Rural Health and Community Care division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Barrett joined the board in April 2012. He is a career educator and 1969 UNCP graduate. He was an elected member and former chair of the Moore County School Board.
Appointed to a four-year term by the UNC Board of Governors, Barrett will serve as chair through the 2012-13 fiscal year. The board will vote again on a full slate of officers in their first meeting of the 2013-14 year.
UNCP’s trustees voted unanimously in a meeting chaired by Dr. Raymond Pennington, who is vice chairman. The nominating committee was also unanimous in recommending Barrett, said trustee Kellie Blue.