EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 21, 2023) – Throughout its annual retreat Friday, July 21, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College Board of Trustees (BOT) welcomed 4 new members. Jasmine Amaniampong, Gina Loften, Gregg Lowe and Jini Thornton accepted the oath of workplace delivered by trustee Decide Paul Jones. In keeping with board bylaws, the 4 new members will serve a time period of 1 12 months and 4 years, respectively.
A senior, honors economics scholar and Cheatham-White Scholar at N.C. A&T, Amaniampong serves as the coed authorities affiliation (SGA) president for the 2023-24 tutorial 12 months and thereby an ex-officio member of the BOT. She plans to make use of information from her diploma to affect nonprofits and the tutorial system by means of public coverage. Throughout campus, she has participated in a number of organizations together with African Aggies Coalition and the Workplace of Management and Civic Engagement. Through the upcoming college 12 months, she hopes to unite the A&T group by means of her position as SGA president.
Loften is a Fortune 100 board director and lately retired because the chief expertise officer for Microsoft US. She has demonstrated her experience in mergers and acquisitions by figuring out and integrating software program and consulting firms, creating portfolios of latest merchandise, companies and income streams. Loften has held senior government positions in analysis, growth, gross sales and consulting at IBM and Microsoft. Her roles have been characterised by growing accountability, scope, and vary from rising companies.
Loften serves as an impartial board director for the general public firms NASDAQ: TTEC and NASDAQ: TWKS (Thoughtworks). Moreover, she is a member of the Board of Trustees for Academics Insurance coverage and Annuity Affiliation – Fortune 100 Monetary Companies firm. She can also be on the board of Foursquare and Modernizing Medication. Lively locally, she is understood for management and fervour in STEM schooling and advising enterprise leaders on progress. A sought-after speaker, she has been printed on matters resembling management, synthetic intelligence, cloud, cybersecurity, psychological well being, and variety and fairness and inclusion. Over time, she has obtained quite a few accolades and awards, together with being acknowledged by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper for her profession as a STEM chief. An A&T alumna, Loften earned a bachelor’s diploma in electrical engineering.
Lowe serves as president and CEO of Wolfspeed, Inc. Previous to this place, he served as president and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor, a $5 billion world firm with merchandise serving automotive, industrial, shopper and communications markets. Throughout his tenure, Lowe led a distinguished, profitable merger making a highperformance, mixed-signal semiconductor business chief, with mixed income of greater than $10 billion. His profession additionally contains 28 years at Texas Devices as senior vice chairman and chief of the analog enterprise.
He holds many board positions for organizations together with Silicon Labs, Semiconductor Trade Affiliation, and the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame, the place he serves as chairman of the board.
Lowe holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Know-how and accomplished the manager program at Stanford College. He’s the recipient of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Know-how Profession Achievement Award, which honored his accomplishments within the semiconductor business in addition to his group service.
Thornton is founder and CEO of Envision Enterprise Administration Group, which supplies a full vary of accounting and cash administration companies for shoppers completely within the leisure business. Her A-list clientele encompasses artists, producers, songwriters, actors, document labels, and expertise administration firms. She has been the go-to monetary professional for Radio One for greater than 20 years. Thornton is the monetary professional on the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Present and Willie Moore, Jr. Present. She can also be the founding father of Thank Me Later, an internet monetary schooling platform, particularly targeted on serving to Black girls grasp their funds. She serves on the boards of quite a few academic and not-for-profit organizations, most prominently the Willie A. Deese Faculty of Enterprise and Economics at A&T.
Thornton obtained an M.S. in taxation from the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in accounting from A&T.
This 12 months, the college honors the completion of BOT time period assignments for former members Timothy King, John Bluford, Venessa Harrison and Ezana Tamrat.
The BOT is comprised of 13 people chosen as follows: eight elected by the UNC Board of Governors, 4 appointed by the N.C. Common Meeting and one ex-officio.
The duties of the BOT are to advertise the sound growth of the college with the capabilities prescribed for it, serving to it to serve the individuals of the state in a manner that may complement the actions of the opposite establishments and allow it to carry out at a excessive stage of excellence in each space of endeavor. The board serves as advisor to each the UNC Board of Governors on issues pertaining to the college and the chancellor regarding the administration and growth of the college.