College of Education Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to promote the agenda and development of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Education through advocacy, fundraising, and engagement activity. Members of the College of Education Advisory Board are:

  • Dr. Velma Speight-Buford, Advisory Board Chairperson
    Former Chair of the Board of Trustees at NC A&T State University, Retired Educator, Volunteer
  • Mr. Del Ruff, Advisory Board Vice Chairperson
    Director of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs
  • Mr. Larry Audas
    President and General Manager, WFMY-TV
  • Gregory Chabon, Esquire
    Attorney at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice
  • Ms. Mary Purnell
    Chair of the Friends of the College of Education, Retired Educator, Community volunteer
  • Dr. Patrice Faison
    Principal, Page High School
  • Dr. Henry Johnson
    Former Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Education
  • Dr. Gerry House
    President, Institute for Student Achievement, NY
  • Mr. George Boschini
    Principal, Ronald E. McNair Elementary
  • Dr. Manuel Dudley
    Dean of the Greensboro Campus of Guilford Technical Community College
  • Ms. Thyais Maxwell
    Principal, Hampton Elementary School