Advancement Council

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UNC Press Advancement Council 2018

The UNC Press Advancement Council furthers the Press’s mission by strengthening the Press’s financial resources, soliciting and receiving financial contributions, raising the profile of the Press, and advocating for the Press with various constituencies.

The Advancement Council of the UNC Press is a body of 12 to 20 members, appointed by the UNC Press Director in consultation with the Chair of the UNC Press Board of Governors, the Chair of the UNC Press Advancement Council, and the Press Director of Development. The Chair of the UNC Press Board of Governors and one member of the UNC Press Board of Governors serve ex officio.

Appointed members of the Advancement Council serve for a term of three years and may be reappointed for one additional term. Responsibilities include attending twice-a-year Council meetings in addition to their work on behalf of the Press throughout the year.


John (Jack) Stevens, Chair
Asheville, NC

Renee Grisham, Vice Chair
North Garden, VA

Osborne (Ozzie) Ayscue
Charlotte, NC

Charles Broadwell
Fayetteville, NC

Gene Cochrane
Charlotte, NC

Rob Harrington
Charlotte, NC

Luther Hodges
Blowing Rock, NC

Sandra Mikush
Winston-Salem, NC

Carmen Odom
Charlotte, NC

Kim Phillips
Chapel Hill, NC

Clyda Rent
Charlotte, NC

David Woronoff
Southern Pines, NC


Kathleen DuVal
Durham, NC

Eric Muller
Chapel Hill, NC

Staff Members

John Sherer
Spangler Family Director

Joanna Ruth Marsland
Director of Development

Laura Gribbin
Executive Assistant