Recently appointed and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees took the oath of office Sept. 25 during the quarterly meeting of the board. They are D. Kenan Smith of Salisbury, far left, Student Body President Carson Rich, Robert C. Hatley of Cary, Susan M. Branch of Charlotte, John M. Blackburn of Linville, Jimmy Barnes of Raleigh and George M. Baldwin of Charlotte. All will serve four-year terms except Rich who serves a one-year term as SGA president. (Photo by Marie Freeman)
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.