New Trustee Joins the Board of the North Carolina Humanities Council

Welcome to C. Thomas Steele, Jr. of Burlington, NC

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 6, 2021) – North Carolina Humanities Council is pleased to announce the election of C. Thomas Steele, Jr. to the organization’s Board of Trustees. Effective November 1, 2020, the Board of the North Carolina Humanities Council is composed of 22 passionate volunteers from across the state.

The North Carolina Humanities Council’s 2020-2021 Board of Trustees will be Chaired by Nancy A. Gutierrez (Charlotte), who is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lorna Ricotta (Fayetteville) will serve as the Board’s Vice Chair. Edward J. Sheary (Weaverville) will serve as the Board’s Chair Elect. The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board and staff would like to thank two Trustees who completed their service on the Board in 2020: Carol B. Vorhaus (Durham) and V. Ann Tippitt (Gastonia).

C. Thomas Steele, Jr., who resides in Burlington, is Founding Partner of Pittman & Steele, PLLC and is active on a number of boards in his community, the region, and the state.

Steele states: “I have always been interested in learning about history, civilization, and the various peoples and cultures of the world… I am proud of our state and love everything about it from Cherokee culture, to Appalachian folk tales and ballads, to the Highland Games. I welcome the opportunity to serve the North Carolina Humanities Council.”

North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board is comprised of volunteer Trustees who are committed to enhancing the cultural life of North Carolinians and whose background, expertise, and leadership provide the organization with the tools to be dynamic and successful. Trustees serve a renewable three-year term, and five Trustees are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina.

Anyone interested in discussing Board of Trustees service may contact Megan Byrd, Executive Assistant, at mbyrd@nchumanities.org.

 

Press Contact: Melanie Moore Richeson | North Carolina Humanities Council | 704-687-1520 | mmoore@nchumanities.org

About the North Carolina Humanities Council

The North Carolina Humanities Council is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grant-making and public humanities programs, the Council serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about our shared human experience. The Council operates the North Carolina Center for the Book, an affiliate program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To learn more visit www.nchumanities.org