Meet our National Alumni Council Members

The National Alumni Council serves to provide counsel to the Chancellor and other university officials, as appropriate, in matters relating to alumni and their lifelong relationship with the university. Additionally, the Council helps to bring to the university both resources and advocacy from alumni and friends of UNC Asheville.

Interested in serving on the council? Complete the nomination form. Nominations for 2018-2019 are now closed, but you can submit an application at any time to be considered for 2019-2020. Please contact for more information.

  • Board Chair, Class of 2002, Wake Forest, N.C.

    Mike graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry before earning his M.A. in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2008. He currently works at Novozymes North American, Inc. as the legal counsel... Read More
  • Class of 2010, Asheville, N.C.

    Ben graduated with a degree in Classics before earning his M.A. in Latin from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in Education Administration from the University of Scranton. He currently serves as Enka High School’s Assistant Principal in charge of... Read More
  • Class of 2002, Washington, D.C.

    Paul studied chemistry, biochemistry, and classics. He then earned a combined J.D. and Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) in 2010 from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale Law School. He is currently Senior Program... Read More
  • Class of 1993, Asheville, N.C.

    Rich Davis graduated with a degree in Sociology. He is currently the owner of Jan Davis Tire Stores, Inc. on Patton Avenue in Asheville. Jan Davis Tire Store is locally owned and family operated for the last thirty years. 
  • Class of 2000, Atlanta, Ga.

    Kenya Edwards graduated with a degree in Marketing & Management before she went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration from Strayer University. Currently, she serves as National Director of Marketing, Brands Activation for the Boys &... Read More
  • Class of 1975, Mint Hill, N.C.

    Glynis graduated with a degree in political science and went on to earn a master’s in education and counseling. She is now a retired Certified Rehab Counselor and previously worked for the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. She is... Read More
  • Class of 1993, Biltmore Lake, N.C.

    Tara Irby graduated with a degree in Sociology. She is currently a Residential Broker Associate for Beverly-Hanks. Customer satisfaction has always been an integral part of her career. Whether it was in social services, higher education or local... Read More
  • Class of 2014, Boston, Ma.

    Kristen graduated with a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management before earning her M.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University in 2015. She is currently staffed at Deloitte Tax as tax personnel on various engagements in Boston, MA with clients in... Read More
  • Class of 2007, Charlotte, N.C.

    Katie graduated with a B.S. in mass communication before earning her M.A. in global marketing, communication, and advertising from Emerson College. She now serves as marketing manager at Graham-Pelton Consulting. Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Katie... Read More
  • Class of 1988, Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Beverly graduated with a B.A. in Literature before earning her Master of School Administration from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007. She is in her sixth year as principal of Culbreth Middle School. She was named 2016-17 Principal of the Year by the Chapel Hill-... Read More