BOONE, N.C. — In June, two new members joined the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees — Anita Greene and Quson Brown. They were sworn in at the board’s June 17 meeting by North Carolina District Court Judge Rebecca Eggers-Gryder ’83.
Appointed by the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors, Greene joins the Board of Trustees to serve the remainder of a term vacated by John Blackburn, who was selected by Gov. Roy Cooper to fill a vacant seat on the State Board of Education. Her term expires in 2023.
Greene is the owner of restaurants Artisanal, in Banner Elk, and Peppervine, in Charlotte. She grew up in a small town in Aiken County, South Carolina, as the daughter of Indian immigrants, and she worked for her family business. She holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina.
As App State’s student body president for 2022–23, Brown will serve a one-year term on the board.
Brown was elected Student Government Association president for the 2022–23 academic year. Brown is a junior political science major from Salisbury and a Navy veteran who has been involved with App State’s Student Veterans Association.
Responsibilities of Board of Trustees members include:
- Advocate, as appropriate, for institution policy views.
- Be engaged in the university’s activities.
- Contribute constructively at meetings and during times of crisis.
- Provide development contributions of time, effort and resources, as appropriate.
- Serve as an ambassador for the institution.
- Be a willing resource when appropriate.
- Use good judgment and be a good communicator.
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About Appalachian’s Board of Trustees
The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees is a 13-member body that promotes the development of the institution within the functions prescribed by the UNC Board of Governors. The board serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to the university and also serves as advisor to the chancellor concerning the management and development of Appalachian. The powers and duties of the Board of Trustees are primarily defined and delegated by the Board of Governors. Individuals are appointed to four-year terms by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the UNC Board of Governors. Included as a voting member of the board is the president of Appalachian’s Student Government Association. The president of Appalachian’s Alumni Council and chairs of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate serve as ex officio constituency representatives to the board. Learn more at http://chancellor.appstate.edu/bot.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The 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 to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.