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Greensboro College Names Three New Trustees, Elects 2017 Officers

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three people have been elected to the Greensboro College Board of Trustees, two effective Jan. 1 and one effective in April.

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GEORGE JOHNSON

 The board also elected its 2017 officers at its meeting Oct. 20.

The three board members-elect are George Johnson, Freddy Johnson ’77, and Ashley Roseboro ’09.

George Johnson is dean emeritus and a professor of law at Elon Law School in Greensboro. Previously, he had been in private law practice in Washington, D.C., and had served as a senior consultant with what is now AGB Search, the oldest and largest search firm serving colleges and universities.

He also served as president of LeMoyne-Owen College and taught law at George Mason University and the Howard University School of Law, where he also served as associate dean for academic affairs.

In government, he served as assistant counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and as assistant general counsel to the White House Council on Wage and Price Stability during the Carter administration.

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FREDDY JOHNSON

He also has served on the boards of Amherst College (where he received his bachelor’s degree), the United Negro College Fund, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Economic Club of Memphis, and Universal Life Insurance Company. In Greensboro, he serves on the boards of the National Council for Community and Justice, Triad Stage, and Gateway University Research Park. He received his law degree from Columbia University.

Freddy Johnson ’77 has served for the past 39 years as athletic director and boys’ varsity basketball coach at Greensboro Day School, where he has amassed a state record 958 wins and has won eight state championships. He has won 21 conference Coach of the Year awards and was USA Today’s North Carolina Coach of the Year in 2015.

He has been inducted into the Greensboro College Athletics Hall of Fame, the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and the NC Gaters AAU Hall of Fame and has been awarded a lifetime membership in the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. He also has received the Greensboro College Alumni Excellence Award and served on the college’s Board of Visitors from 2007 to 2012.

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ASHLEY ROSEBORO

George Johnson and Freddy Johnson will join the board Jan. 1.

Joining the board in April will be Ashley Roseboro ’04 of Woodbridge, Va., incoming president of the Greensboro College Alumni Association, as that group’s representative to the Board of Trustees.

Roseboro serves as director of operations for the Bonner Group, a consulting firm that works with nonprofits and Democratic political candidates, and previously held a similar position with the Democratic Party of Virginia. He also has served as purchasing/procurement/training supervisor for St. Louis County, legislative researcher for the Genesis Solid Waste Management Group, and as a staffer for three political campaigns.

In the community he serves on the board of the literacy nonprofit First Book and the board of the Greensboro College Alumni Association and sings in the choir at First Baptist Church of Woodbridge. He was the 2016 recipient of Greensboro College’s Young Alumni Award.

Roseboro will succeed Karen Anzola ’86, who will transition in April from Alumni Board representative to at-large member of the Board of Trustees when her term as Alumni Association president ends.

 Rotating off the Board of Trustees Jan. 1 will be outgoing chairman Walter L. Newton, Roy E. Carroll II ’85, Margaret Kluttz ’65, and Barbara Valentine ’57.

The board also elected officers for 2017. They will be:

Kevin Green ’78, chair

Candace Kime ’69, 1st vice chair

Russell R. Myers ’82, 2nd vice chair

Fred Jones, secretary

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

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