WUNC Community Advisory Board

Advisory Board meetings are open to the public and take place at WUNC's conference room located at 120 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC .   The advisory board meets three to four times this year, dates and times of the meetings are posted to our website in advance.  For questions, please contact WUNC President and General Manager, Connie Walker, at 919-445-9150.
 
Upcoming meetings:
The next CAB meeting will be on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill office located at 120 Friday Center Drive.

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC's continued success depends upon the commitment and dedication of its Community Advisory Board.  Community Advisory Board members generously volunteer their time and effort to help station.  Members come from all walks of life, but share a strong interest in, and affection for, public radio and WUNC in particular and an open mind about the role of public broadcasting in today's media landscape.

Members of the Community Advisory Board are appointed by the General Manager and Advisory Board Chair.
 
The Advisory Board meets regularly, three to four times annually and is composed of individuals who are representative of the diverse needs and interests of the station's listening base.
 
The Advisory Board's primary functions include:
  • Assist station staff on seeking and maintaining strong relationships with community partners
  • Participating in and serving as advisors to the strategic planning process
  • Working actively as 'ambassadors' for the station in the community by being well informed on WUNC's mission, programming, strengths and challenges
  • Introduce the station to new prospects and donors
The role of the WUNC Community Advisory Board is purely advisory; fiduciary governance of the WUNC rests ultimately with the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
Community Advisory Boards are not mandatory for public radio stations licensed to state universities.  WUNC chose to establish a community advisory board to help increase its connection to the communities we serve.
 
Certain meetings or portions of meetings may be closed in order to address confidential information or proprietary matters.
 
WUNC Community Advisory Board Members - 2014
Two-year terms expire at the end of the calendar year indicated.  Members may serve two terms.
 
Mr. Michael J. Schoenfeld
WUNC Community Advisory Board Chair
VP for Public Affairs & Government Relations, Duke University
Durham, NC
 
Mr. Tom Arcaro
Director, Project Pericles, Elon University
Burlington, NC
 
The Honorable Eva McPherson Clayton 
Congressman, First District (Retired)
Littleton, NC
 
Betsy Bennett
Former Director of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
 
Mr. James W. Harris III 
President & Founder, Seneca Financial Group
Manns Harbor, NC
 
Susan King
Dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor

Dr. Vince Kopp
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, UNC School of Medicine
Edenton, NC

 
Dr. James Moeser
Chancellor Emeritus, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Mr. Tola Oguntoyinbo
Social Media Consultant,
Sonecast Carrboro, NC
 
Mr. Barry Poss
Guest lecturer, Markets and Management, Duke University and Kenan Flagler UNC-CH
Former President and Chairman of Sugar Hill Records
Durham, NC