Board of Advisers

About the Board of Advisers

The Board of Advisers serves by advising the dean and helping to advance and support the school to ensure its reputation as a leading media and journalism school. Members of the board help identify and define changes in industry that will inform the direction of the school strategy, inspire advancements in curriculum and serve the faculty who are shaping the next generation of media leaders.

The School of Media and Journalism has three volunteer-driven boards — the Foundation Board, Board of Advisers and Media and Journalism Alumni Association Board — that assist in furthering the mission of the school. They share a common goal to raise funds and resources to support the school; raise awareness of the school’s mission, activities and achievements; provide advocacy for the school; and advise the school’s leadership.

Board members


Edward H. Vick

A.B. Journalism '66
Retired Chairman and CEO
Young and Rubicam


Karen Albritton

A.B. Journalism '84

R. Frank Andrews

The August Jackson Company

Selim Bingol

Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy

Allen Bosworth

A.B. Journalism '81
President and Chief Operating Officer
Erwin Penland

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports

Ann Caulkins

President and Publisher
The Charlotte Observer

Jacqueline Charles

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '94
Caribbean Correspondent
Miami Herald

Lisa Church


Brandon Cooke

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '02 
Global Chief Communications Officer

Susan Credle

A.B. Journalism '85
Global Chief Creative Officer
Foote, Cone & Belding

Sabrina Crow

M.A. Journalism '90
Mobile, Data and Media Consultant

Donald W. Curtis

A.B. Journalism '63
Chairman and CEO
Curtis Media Group

Greg Efthimiou

M.A. Mass Communication '08
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Bank of America Merchant Services

Ken Eudy

A.B. Journalism '75
Senior Adviser
Office of N.C. Governor Roy Cooper

Joyce Fitzpatrick

A.B. Journalism '76
Fitzpatrick Communications

John B. Frank

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '04
Political Reporter
The Denver Post

Deborah S. Fullerton

A.B. Journalism '85
Chief Marketing and Consumer Officer
AMITA Health

Sam Fulwood

A.B. Journalism '78,
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Shailendra Ghorpade

Ph.D. Mass Communication Research '86
Chief Executive Officer
Ennismore Consulting

William "Bill" Goodwyn

A.B. Journalism '82
President and CEO, Discovery Education
Discovery Communications LLC

Steve Hammel

VP and General Manager

Wade Hargrove

B.A. Radio Television & Motion Picture '62
Senior Partner
Brooks Pierce et al

Meg Merrill Holt

A.B. Journalism '79
Worldwide Marketing Manager

Mary Junck

Executive Chairman
Lee Enterprises

Larry Keith

A.B. Journalism '69
Retired Editorial Project Director

William "Bill" Keyes

Institute for Responsible Citizenship

Jason Kilar

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Founder and CEO

David Kirk

M.A. Communication: Radio, Television & Motion Picture '81
KME Ventures (Consulting)

Donna Leinward Leger

A.B. Journalism '89
USA Today

Hunter Lewis

Food & Wine and Cooking Light

Justin Lyons

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '06
Senior Campaigner

Pamela Meek

Senior Dir. Of External Communications
SAS Institute

Torod Neptune

Chief Communications Officer

David Oakley

President and Founding Partner
BooneOakley Advertising

Trip Park

A.B. Journalism '89
Trip Park Productions

Roy H. Park Jr.

A.B. Journalism '61
President & Chairman
Triad Foundation, Inc.

Janet Northen Patterson

Partner Director of Communications

Merrill Rose

A.B. Journalism '77
Merrill Rose LLC

Susan Cranford Ross

A.B. Journalism '78

John Schmidt

A.B. Journalism '89
Schmidt Public Affairs

Jeff Shafer

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Vice Chancellor of Communications

Brian Sickora

Director and General Manager

Melanie Sill

A.B. Journalism '81
VP for Content, KPCC
Southern California Public Radio

J. Walker Smith Jr.

Ph.D. Mass Communication Research '86
Executive Chairman
Kantar Futures

Stacy Wall

A.B. Journalism '89
Production Company Owner
Imperial Woodpecker

David Woronoff

The Pilot

Updated May 22, 2018

For more information, contact Development and Alumni Affairs Program Coordinator Sarah Rierson at (919) 962-6881 or