Alumni Board Chair and Executives Returning for Second Term


Glenda Palmer Moultrie ’79

The chair of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors has returned for a second term. Glenda Palmer Moultrie ’79 of Derwood, Maryland began her second year as chair on July 1, along with the rest of the executive committee. Moultrie graduated from East Carolina University in 1979 with a bachelor of science in therapeutic recreation. She is the owner of L&L Travel and Tours. As chair, Moultrie will lead an organization that serves more than 165,000 East Carolina alumni worldwide.

“I am honored to serve another term as chair. Serving another term will enable our board to finalize some loose ends from the past year and continue our vision moving forward in the years ahead,” Moultrie said. “I would like to thank everyone for supporting our board of directors. Know that my commitment to our Pirate nation runs deep. I am forever a Pirate!”

Moultrie and the board plan to continue their work engaging students and young alumni, along with expanding regional chapters and affinity groups. “If we weren’t blessed to have dedicated alumni around the country engaging other alumni in their area, our association could not grow,” she said.

“I am honored to have Glenda return for a second term as chair,” Heath Bowman, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations, said. “Over the past nine months, I have been fortunate to work closely with Glenda and to observe her steady and confident leadership of our association. As we prepare to undertake new and exciting projects in the coming year, I know that the entire Pirate alumni family will benefit from Glenda’s veteran leadership at the helm.”

The rest of the executive committee also will remain for another year. John Israel ’82 of Norfolk, Virginia will serve as vice chair. Oliver “Tim” Willis ’12 of Durham will serve as treasurer. Mark Garner ’77 of Greenville will serve as secretary.

Joining the board as new members are Crystal Dailey ’97, ’03 of Frederick, Maryland, Ron Hinton III ’14 of Raleigh and Sarah Proctor ’04 of Wilmington.

The East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised on 28 members who serve three-year terms. Members serve on a volunteer basis. Meetings are held four times a year. The mission of the East Carolina Alumni Association is to inform, involve and serve members of the East Carolina family throughout their lifelong relationship with the university.

Board Applications Due December 31

Are you looking for a way to give back to ECU? Are you looking for service opportunities and leadership experience? You can gain all this and more as part of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors!

We’re looking for a diverse and enthusiastic group of alumni to help strengthen their alma mater by serving on our board. All degrees and class years are welcome. New members will start on July 1, 2015 and terms will last three years. Board members are expected to maintain active membership in the association and attend four meetings per year. Board members serve on a volunteer basis.

Board members advise alumni association staff, serve on various committees, and help select scholarship and award recipients. Members also share their professional expertise and individual talents to advance ECU. Finally, board members serve as advocates for the university by encouraging alumni involvement. The ultimate role of the board is to guide staff and volunteers in carrying out the mission of the alumni association and university.

Current first-term board member Tim Willis ’12 was motivated to serve on the board by his passion for ECU and desire to stay involved. “ECU is a rapidly growing institution and I want to help bring new ideas and traditions to help benefit future Pirates to come,” he says.

Willis’ favorite part of serving on the board is working with a team of like-minded people to continue to make ECU great.

“I most definitely recommend anyone willing to become actively engaged with the alumni association to apply to serve on the board,” Willis says. “Please do reach out to myself and/or other board members to learn about the commitment and the important impact joining will have. The alumni board is a huge outlet to connect with other Pirates as well as give back to East Carolina.”

Online applications will be accepted through December 31. Click here to apply or learn more.