Six new members appointed to foundation board of directors

The Western Carolina University Foundation recently welcomed six new members to its board of directors following approval of the full slate of nominees by the WCU Board of Trustees.

New members of the WCU Foundation Board of Directors are:

* Robert “Bruce” Clayton, retired senior vice president of human resources at Genuine Parts Co. A 1971 graduate of WCU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Clayton is a resident of Powder Springs, Georgia.

* Stephen C. Couch, president of Couch Oil Co. A former member of WCU’s Board of Visitors, Couch earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from WCU in 1985 and is a resident of Durham.

* Beth Tyson Lofquist, retired WCU faculty member and academic administrator. A Sylva resident, Lofquist earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 1978, master’s degree in education in early childhood education in 1979 and education specialist degree in intermediate grades education in 1988, all from WCU.

* Jeanne McGuire, a Jackson County community leader. A resident of Cullowhee and ardent supporter of the arts, McGuire retired last September as office manager for her husband’s dentistry practice, F. Patrick McGuire DDS.

* Cambria D. Reinsborough, a former chemistry teacher at Cistercian Preparatory School. A resident of Dallas, Texas, who earned degrees at Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin, Reinsborough is the mother of a WCU volleyball player.

* Debbie Kay Wright, former chief counsel for internet protocol technology transactions with Kraft Foods Group. Wright, who resides in Chicago, earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at WCU in 1977 before going on to law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Western Carolina University Foundation promotes higher education and supports the enhancement of Western Carolina University. The foundation’s goal is to aid and assist WCU in its development as a leading educational institution.