Legislature finalizes appointments to ECU trustees
The Daily Reflector
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
State legislative leaders filled out East Carolina University's Board of Trustees on Monday with the appointment of two members who will take seats next month.
Robert B. "Robbie" Moore Jr. of Winterville and Thomas J. "Jim" Segrave of Kinston were approved as trustees with a vote by the state House, said Joseph Kyzer, director of communications for House Speaker Tim Moore.
Moore and Segrave were among nominees included in HB 1016, an appointments bill approved by the Senate last week and returned to the House for concurrence. It appointed trustees to governing boards of University of North Carolina campuses statewide. The governor does not sign appointment bills, so the vote was final.
Moore is owner and president of Riley Outdoor, a billboard business based in Kinston with signs throughout eastern North Carolina. He is a 1997 graduate of ECU with a degree in business management.
Segrave is the owner of LGM Enterprises, a company that operates a jet charter service and refurbishes aircraft at the Global TransPark. He graduated from ECU in 1993 with degrees in math and computer science.
Their four-year terms begin July 1. They will replace members Kieran Shanahan, currently the board's chairman, and Edwin Clark.
They will join three other new members on the board — Angela Moss of Chapel Hill, Thomas Furr of Durham and Phillip Lewis of Greenville — who were appointed to seats in March by the UNC Board of Governors. The governors also appointed Leigh Fanning of Greenville to a second term on the board.
Leaving the board are Deborah Davis, who was not eligible for reappointment, and Mark Copeland and Kel Normann, who sought reappointment but were not selected by the governors.
Sitting board members Vern Davenport, the board's vice chairman, Max Joyner, Bob Plybon, Vince Smith, Fielding Miller and Jason Pool have terms that expire in 2021.
The new board is scheduled to meet on July 11-12. The members are expected to select new officers at that time.