Alumni Association announces new board members

The East Carolina University Alumni Association announced the addition of six new members to its 28-member board of directors.

Karla Jones ’00, ’02 of Charlotte is an adjunct professor at Queens University and an instructor in health and human services at Central Piedmont Community College; Ron Hinton ’14 of Raleigh is an internal sourcing acquisition specialist talent acquisition at TEKsystems; Melissa Adamson ’02 of Greenville is the communications director for United Way of Pitt County and Dr. Shannon Holcomb ’07, ’11, ’15 of Greenville is an associate dentist at Smiles by Shaw.

Other new members include Richard Spain ’10 of Houston, Texas, an assistant director of Rice University’s annual fund and Thomas Robinson ’73 of Casselberry, Florida who served as vice president of national accounts at S&D Coffee and Tea.

The new board members will play an active role in guiding the efforts and initiatives of the association, which reaches more than 170,000 ECU alumni worldwide.

“I love all that ECU stands for and am excited to be back,” Jones said. “This is a great opportunity for me to remain engaged and be able to use my community service knowledge to help make a difference.”

The board plan to engage students and young alumni, along with expanding regional chapters and affinity groups.

“I plan to bring my business experience and talent building relationships to better understand the mission of the association and find my place to provide helpful guidance and practical support,” said Robinson.

Heath Bowman, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations, said the board of directors is critical to meeting the alumni association’s mission to inform, involve and serve members of the ECU family.

“I am honored and excited to welcome a very talented and accomplished group of Pirate alumni in this year’s board. I am confident that each and every one of these alumni leaders will leave their mark on our university and its alumni association throughout their tenure at East Carolina,” said Bowman.

Board members serve three-year terms and meet four times a year. The board strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive membership made up of graduates from the many colleges at the university. The board will help provide leadership through advocacy and education and ensure an environment which is open, inclusive and sensitive to the university’s diverse alumni base.

 

-by Jamie Smith