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Trustees re-elect Kaemmerling as board chair

Patricia B. Kaemmerling ’71, chief financial officer for Access Computers Inc. in Norcross, Georgia, has been re-elected chair of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees. The board also re-elected J. Bryant Kinney ’82, a public and government affairs executive in Charlotte and principal of Kinney Public Strategies, as vice chair and Robert C. Roberts of Asheville, regional executive vice president for First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., as board secretary. All three officers were elected by acclamation at the board’s meeting in September.

Two appointees join Board of Visitors

Two new members have joined the Western Carolina University Board of Visitors for three-year terms beginning in 2018-19: Sheldon Frazier ’09, director of bands at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia; and Paxton Myers ’00, chief of staff to the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a resident of Sylva.

Foundation board welcomes 6 new members

The Western Carolina University Foundation recently welcomed six new members to its board of directors following approval of the full slate of nominees by the WCU Board of Trustees: John Davis ’87, senior vice president for global sales and marketing at Cryolife Inc., a resident of Alpharetta, Georgia; Dennis Fox ’71, vice president of market development for Trail Creek Investments, a resident of Raleigh; Jeffrey Garvin ’70, civil trial attorney from Fort Myers, Florida; John Martin ’90, senior vice president and financial adviser with CAPTRUST, a resident of Raleigh; Debbie Sims, retired insurance executive from Franklin, Tennessee; and Charles Worley, an attorney from Asheville.


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