The WCU Alumni Association has announced the slate of nominees for open positions on its board of directors.  Alumni may vote for one candidate from each of five geographical districts. The top vote-getter in each district will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2021. Cast your ballot and find more details about each candidate online at The deadline to vote is March 31.

N.C. District 1

Barak Myers ’02 MBA ’05, Cherokee; board member and treasurer of Cherokee Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprises; Sigma Chi fraternity.

Tommy White ’87, Cullowhee; retired field auditor with N.C. Department of Revenue, formerly senator and comptroller for the Student Government Association; Kappa Alpha fraternity.

N.C. District 2

Mitch Treadway ’83, Clemmons; sales manager for Continental Mineral, formerly undersecretary and secretary of the Student Government Association; Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

James Estes ’15, Charlotte; regional representative, Office of U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, formerly president of the WCU Business and Law Society.

N.C. District 3

Michael Naylor ’82 MBA ’88, Raleigh; employed by the N.C. League of Municipalities, formerly president of WCU’s Organization of Ebony Students.

Patrick Kelly ’07 MPA ’09, assistant director of student outreach for Central Carolina Community College, formerly president of Kappa Sigma and the Inter-Fraternity Council.

N.C. District 4

Karen Thompson ’76 MAEd ’78, Wilmington; owner, Coastal Stage and Rearrange Title; formerly member of the WCU gymnastics team.

Vicky Faris ’66, Surf City; retired elementary school assistant principal, charter member of the Gaston/Lincoln Western Alumni Club.

Out-of-State District 5

Barry Karesh ’86, Plano, Texas; senior sales operations manager for AT&T, formerly Catamount Sports Network announcerand host.

Tim McCarthy ’87, Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island; president, Holdun Family Office Wealth Management; works with disadvantaged youth in sports programs; participated in WCU intramural sports.