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Four new board members to be sworn in
(July 31, 2003) — Four new members will be sworn in at the meeting of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees on Wednesday (July 30). The board also will elect officers for this fiscal year.
The new members are David Brody, a Kinston businessman and philanthropist; Robert J. Greczyn Jr. of Durham, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; former state Rep. David Redwine of Brunswick County, and William H. Bodenhamer Jr., a Florida parking company executive.
Here are details about the new members:
* Brody is the managing partner of Brody Associates and co-owner of Brody Brothers Dry Goods Inc. and Eastern Carolina Coca-Cola. He serves on the board of the ECU Medical Foundation and is president of The Brody Brothers Foundation. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Friars Senior Society. He was appointed by Gov. Mike Easley.
* Greczyn was the previous president and chief executive officer of Healthsource Health Plans Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from ECU in 1973 and his master's in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. He was appointed by Easley.
* Redwine, narrowly defeated in his re-election bid last year, had served in the House since 1985 and was co-chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He is an insurance broker and a 1972 graduate of ECU. He was appointed by the Board of Governors.
* Bodenhamer, founder, president and chief executive officer of USA Parking Systems Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attended ECU from 1970 to 1974 and was president of the student body. He was appointed by the Board of Governors.
The new members replace Chairman Charles Franklin of Elizabeth City, director of the Albemarle Mental Health Center; Mayor Tom Bayliss of New Bern; D. Jordan Whichard III of Greenville, publisher of The Daily Reflector, and Betty Speir of Bethel, a retired educator.
The ECU board has 13 members with eight appointed by the University of North Carolina Board of Governor and four named by the governor. The president of the Student Government Association, elected by the student body, is also a member.
In other business, the board is expected to decide on a site for a new Pirate Club building and consider design proposals for the new baseball stadium. The board is also scheduled to hear a presentation on the university's budget for the coming academic year and an update on the diabetes/obesity program at the Brody School of Medicine.
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