Senator Fred Smith elected to Campbell Board of Trustees

North Carolina Senator Fred Smith, of Clayton, N.C., has been elected to the Campbell University Board of Trustees. Smith, a successful businessman and entrepreneur, is president of Fred Smith Company in Raleigh, CEO of C.C. Mangum Company and managing partner of Sunbelt Golf Group, L.L.C. As the senator for District 12, which includes Johnston and Wayne counties, Smith has served two terms in the North Carolina Senate. He is a member of several key Senate committees, including Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources; Appropriations/Base Budget; Education/Higher Education; Finance; and State Government/Local Government/Veterans’ Affairs. An active member of the local community, Smith has served on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, as past chairman of the Johnston County Transportation Committee and as a member of the Johnston County Comprehensive Planning Committee. He also holds memberships in the National Golf Course Owners Association, Commercial Law League of America and the American, North Carolina and Wake County Bar associations. Smith has also served on the board of directors for the Raleigh Rescue Mission and the Triangle Apartment Association and is chairman of the board of directors of North State Bank. He and his wife Virginia (Ginny) are strong advocates for the Artists-in-the-Schools program in Johnston County. A member of First Baptist Church of Clayton, Smith is past chairman of the board of deacons and serves as a substitute Sunday school teacher. In addition, he has served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a church trustee. The Smiths are the parents of five grown children: Heather, Jule, Duval, Amber and Reid. Founded in 1887, Campbell University is a private, coeducational institution of the liberal arts, sciences and professions offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The university is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the School of Education, The School of Pharmacy and the Divinity School. The university was ranked in the top tier of “Best Universities in the South” offering masters’ degrees by “U.S. News & World Report” in its “America’s Best Colleges” 2006 edition and named one of the “100 Best College Buys” in the nation by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.Photo Copy: Sen. Fred Smith

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