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Trustees Named

By John Durham

Two new members have been elected to the East Carolina University Board of Trustees by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Danny Scott, a marketing executive with Monsanto in St. Louis, and Steve Jones, an executive with RBC Bank in Raleigh, are scheduled to join the ECU board at its meeting on July 23. Their appointments are provisional until they file forms required by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission.


Scott, who holds a degree in business administration from ECU, joined Monsanto this year after serving as vice president for diversity for Anheuser-Busch Companies. Jones, market president for the Carolinas and Virginia for RBC, is a 1991 graduate of ECU. He currently serves as chair of the university Board of Visitors.

Also joining the board in July will be Brad Congleton, the newly elected president of the Student Government Association, who serves ex-officio.

He is a sports management major and has served the last year as vice president of the SGA.



The Board of Governors has reappointed Trustees Joel Butler of Greenville and Mark Tipton of Raleigh to new terms on the ECU board. Butler, chair of the board’s Audit Committee, is chief external affairs officer at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and president of the UHS and Pitt Memorial Hospital foundations.

Tipton, a member of the board’s Facilities and Resources Committee, is chief executive officer of Whistler Investment Group, a real estate development firm.

Robert V. Lucas of Selma has been appointed to a second term on the ECU board by Gov. Beverly Perdue. Lucas, founder of the Lucas, Denning and Ellerbe law firm, is a former president of the SGA. He is chair of the board’s University Affairs Committee.

The student member of the board serves a one-year term; all other members are named for four-year terms.

This page originally appeared in the May 1, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at