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Board of Trustees 2019-20

Member Occupation Appointed By Term Expires
John Parham Jr., MD, Chair Physician, Charles George VA Hospital Boards of Education  2021
Roger Metcalf, Vice Chair Retired, Educator Boards of Education  2023
Leah Ashburn President and CEO, Highland Brewing Company Boards of Education 2020
Gene Bell Retired CEO, Asheville Housing Authority Buncombe County Commissioners 2020
Theresa Banks Retired Educator The Governor 2023
Wayne Brigman Safety Consultant, Trucking Industry Madison County Commissioners 2021
Joe Brumit, Immediate Past Chair CEO, Brumit Restaurant Group The Governor 2020
Ronald P. Edgerton

Retired, CEO

The Governor 2021
Vacant Vacant Buncombe County Commissioners 2021
Jacquelyn Hallum Director, Health Careers and Diversity Education MAHEC Boards of Education


Vijay Kapoor Asheville City Councilman, Business Owner The Governor 2022
Matt Kern Owner, M.C. Kern Contracting Buncombe County Commissioners 2023
Keynon Lake Buncombe County Community Engagement Team Buncombe County Commissioners 2022
Frances Ramsey Retired, Madison County Schools Madison County Commissioners 2020
Vacant President, Ex-Officio Student Government Association 2020