Louisburg College Welcomes New Trustees

LOUISBURG, N.C. -- Louisburg College is pleased to announce four new appointments to the College’s Board of Trustees, who will serve for a term of four years. With 30+ years of public accounting experience, Franklin T. Roberts of Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP, brings extensive experience with nonprofits, agricultural companies, construction and manufacturing corporations, commercial entities, and employee benefit plans. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board of directors of The Center for the Study of Place, Inc. and the advisory board of the Salvation Army, Raleigh, NC. He is an active member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church, and coaches high school track. Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.


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Class of '87 alum Charles Knight is a presales engineer and systems architect for Canon USA with 20+ years of experience. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Knight credits the expansive Liberal Arts education he received from both institutions for preparing him for his career path by sparking a hunger for additional learning while helping him to develop creativity and vision.  Charles is active with the Louisburg College Alumni Association, a member of the Louisburg College Alumni Board, an advisor to the Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation, a fundraising team leader for several building campaigns for his church and an avid outdoorsman, runner and cyclist.

Elm City native and Louisburg College class of '69 alum W. Britt Cobb, Jr. is a former North Carolina government official. His last position was as chief of staff for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue until she left office in January 2013. Previously, he had served as her Secretary of Administration (a member of the Governor's Cabinet).  Cobb also served as Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of North Carolina between June 2003 and February 2005. He was appointed to the post in June 2003 following the resignation of Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps and lost a hotly disputed race for the seat in 2004 to Republican Steve Troxler. Cobb is a business administration graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.

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