Campbell’s Roberts named to Vice-Presidency

    James O. Roberts, Director of Campbell University’s Physical Plant Operations, has been named Vice-President for Business and Treasurer, effective June 1, 2005. The announcement was made Thursday, April 28, at a meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees. In making the announcement, President Jerry Wallace said, ‘Jim Roberts has an impressive array of skills sharpened by excellent academic preparation and years of leadership experience. He has proven himself to be an outstanding colleague and advocate for Christian higher education, and we are most pleased that he is accepting this vice-presidency.’    A resident of Lillington, N.C., Mr. Roberts came to Campbell as Director of Physical Plant Operations in 1995 from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., where he served as Director of Facilities Management. Prior to that post, his academic preparation included a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in personnel and labor relations from North Carolina State University (1978), and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Western Carolina University (1982).    As director of Campbell’s physical plant operations, Mr. Roberts supervised over 130 employees. His duties included management of daily operations, maintaining inventories, developing budgets, pursuing bids, negotiating contracts, and working with government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Under his directorship, a number of major capital projects were completed at Campbell, including the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the Pharmacy Research Facility, the McLeod Athletic Training Facility, and Keith Hills Golf Course II. He also supervised renovation of the historic D. Rich Memorial Building.    Mr. Roberts has maintained an active professional profile, to include service as Vice-President of Education Services and member of the Energy Task Force for the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). For his distinguished service, the APPA conferred on him its Meritorious Service Award in 1999. Mr. Roberts was also a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Buies Creek, serving as its president in 2001. He and his wife, Teresa, are active members of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek. They are the parents of three children: Sarah, Will, and Andrew.    ‘I look forward to continuing the traditions that have brought Campbell University to its current stature,’ Mr. Roberts said. ‘It’s an exciting time to be a part of this university.’ Bulletin 0109-5/02/05Â

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