The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State has welcomed four new members to its Board of Advisors. All are NC State alumni; three are alumni of CHASS. Through their involvement and engagement, the volunteer board members promote the welfare of the college through advocacy, fundraising and service. Members act as spokespersons for the role of the humanities and social sciences at NC State, and for the role of the college across the state and beyond.
Lee Garrett (B.S., Chemical Engineering, NC State; M.D., Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine) is rejoining the board following a brief hiatus in service. After running a private nephrology practice in Raleigh for 20 years, Garrett is now a medical director with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Earlier in his career, he served for 20 years as a physician in the United States Air Force. Garrett has made time to serve on numerous Raleigh nonprofit boards.
Robert Rader (B.A., Political Science, NC State; J.D. Campbell University School of Law) serves as the Chief District Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial District, which encompasses all of Wake County. He has served as a district judge for the past 20 years, after practicing law with a private practice for eight years. Rader has served on the executive board of numerous professional and community organizations and is currently president elect of the Wake County Bar Association. His long volunteer record includes leading Yates Mill Associates for 18 years, which culminated in the creation of a 500-acre historic and environmental education park.
Jane Rogers (not pictured, B.A., English, NC State) is an entrepreneur with more than 35 years of leadership experience within the public and private sectors. She recently served as a consultant to improve train travel in North Carolina and to secure funding for rail corridor improvements. Her professional career is punctuated by development and fundraising within environmental and educational organizations in and out of North Carolina. She has also volunteered with such groups as NC State’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh Precinct 01-29, and Quail Ridge Books and Music .
Courtney Turlington (B.A., Psychology) worked with children with autism during and after college before going into her family-owned business, Pura Vida Promotions, Inc., where she serves as president. The Kernersville advertising specialties company provides creative marketing through promotional products. Turlington is involved with her local Kiwanis Club and other community-based organizations. She helped found Impact Triad, a nonprofit that provides free after-school care for at-risk Kernersville students.