RALEIGH – Campbell Law Senior Law Clinic Director Roger Manus has been tapped by Governor Roy Cooper to chair the North Carolina Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Manus was initially appointed to the commission by former governor Pat McCrory in December 2016.
“The number of older North Carolinians is growing rapidly,” said Manus. “State government can do much to help address the many challenges that they face. I want us to put a spotlight on the measures that we as a state can take. In the process, I hope to use this as an opportunity for some of our students to observe up close some of the ways that social progress is made.”
Manus holds more than 35 years of experience successfully advocating for elders and persons with disabilities on a wide range of issues. A former managing attorney and senior staff attorney with a mental disability law reform project, he served as lead attorney in several successful class action litigation matters. He has been honored as a Wingspread Fellow, a Root Tilden Public Interest Law Scholar and with Distinguished Service Awards from the Community Living Association and Mental Health Association of North Carolina. He has also presented on elder law at various continuing legal education seminars.
The N.C. Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging is comprised of 33 members, 29 of which are appointed by the N.C. Governor, two by the N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore and two by the N.C. Speaker of the House of Representatives. The council is staffed by the Division of Adult Services. The council makes recommendations to the Governor and Secretary of Health & Human Services to improve human services to the elderly throughout the state. Click this link for more information on the council.