The Alumni Council is a volunteer advisory group for the School of Education’s alumni constituency.
Comprised of at least 20 members — which includes four officers, the dean of the School and two faculty members — the Council is structured to provide the broadest possible representation of School alumni and to provide the School of Education with the greatest access to the wisdom and experience of alumni.
The term of office for Council officers is two years. The term of office for Council members is three years. The term of office for members who are School faculty members is one year. All terms may be extended based on interest in serving on the board.
The full Council meets two times a year in the fall and spring. Additional meetings may be called for committees as necessary.
All active alumni are eligible to serve on the Council.
President Amy Rickard (’94 A.B.Ed., ’00 M.S.A.)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Immediate Past President Dr. Michael D. Priddy (’70 A.B., ’75 M.Ed., ’81 Ed.D.) Durham, North Carolina
Past President Cindi Rigsbee (’79 A.B.Ed., ’03 M.Ed.) Carolina Shores, North Carolina
Secretary Carole Symons Roebuck (’63 A.B.Ed.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Barbara Holland Chapman (’81 Ph.D.) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. Eliz Colbert (’86 B.A., ’95 M.Ed.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Belinda Corpening (’72 A.B.Ed., ’73 M.Ed.) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. Ed Dunlap (’79 Ph.D.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Nancy Farmer (’69 A.B.Ed., ’70 M.Ed., ’81 Ed.D.) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. Linda C. Hutchinson-Harmon (’74 M.Ed., ’83 Ph.D.) Charlotte, North Carolina
Catherine B. Jenrette (’71 A.B.Ed.) Charleston, South Carolina
Dr. Lynne Cannon Johnson (’85 A.B.Ed., ’95 M.Ed.) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. Oliver Johnson (’84 Ph.D.) Smithfield, North Carolina
Arthur Kamiya Jr. (’78 M.A.T.) Durham, North Carolina
Shea Grisham Linden (’08 A.B.Ed., ’14 M.Ed.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Larry Mabe (’93 Ed.D.) Wilmington, North Carolina
Dr. David A. “Gus” Martin (’73 M.Ed., ’82 Ph.D.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Ben Matthews (’71 A.B., ’84 Ph.D.) Cary, North Carolina
Dr. Mary Faith Mount-Cors (’10 Ph.D.) Carrboro, North Carolina
Dr. James Overman (’99 M.S.A.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Melissa Rasberry (’98 A.B Ed., ’03 M.S.A., ’07 Ed.D.) Durham, North Carolina
Mitzi Safrit (’89 A.B.Ed.) Raleigh, North Carolina
Kelli Hayner Smith (’00 M.Ed.) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. William P. Steed (’87 Ed.D.) Advance, North Carolina
Sarah S. Stephens (’09 A.B.Ed.) Holly Springs, North Carolina
Graduate Student Association Representative
Amber Majors President, Graduate Students Association UNC School of Education
School of Education Staff Representatives
Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick Dean
Leslie Deslis Assistant Dean for Development
Morgan Ellis (’07 A.B.J.M.) Director of Marketing and Annual Giving
Megan Garrett (’08 A.B.J.M., ’16 M.P.A.) Assistant Director for Development and Stewardship
Mike Hobbs (’15 Cert. Technology and Communication) Director of Communications
Laurie Norman (’83 B.S.) Director of Alumni Relations
Kayla Stewart (’16 BAMJ) Donor Engagement and Stewardship Officer