Chancellor's Cabinet

ECSU Board of Trustees


Phyllis N. Bosomworth

TERM: 2017-2021

Phyllis N. Bosoworth is a native of North Carolina.  She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Political Science.  Her designations include Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Accredited Buyer Representative, and Senior Real Estate Specialist.   She is a seasoned veteran in the real estate business with Long and Foster.  She is active in the Local REALTORS Association, having served as past President of the Board.

Captain Bruce C. Brown

TERM: 2017-2021

Commander Bruce C. Brown began service as Commanding Officer to base Elizabeth City in May, 2014.  He is currently Commanding Officer of CG Community Services Command in Chesapeake, VA.  He has earned degrees from the University of Phoenix and Charter Oak State College.  His military decorations include 5 Meritorious Service medals, 5 commendation medals, 2 achievement medals, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, NATO Metal and many others.

Bishop Kim W. Brown

TERM: 2015-2019

Kim W. Brown is the Senior Pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church with locations in Chesapeake, VA., Elizabeth City, NC, Newport News, VA, and Charlotte, NC. Brown received his B.S. in Engineering from Norfolk State University. He received a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Lynne M. Bunch

TERM: 2017-2021

Lynne M. Bunch is a native of Camden County, N.C.  She obtained a BS degree from UNC Chapel Hill and MA Ed from East Carolina University. A native of Camden County, North Carolina, Ms. Bunch graduated from The Camden County Public School system and continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Bunch held a number of positions at College of the Albemarle (COA) with her serving the last eight years of her career there as the President.  She has served on numerous boards and committees, including local chambers of commerce, Committee of 100, Downtown Business Associations, Economic Development Board, NCCCS Presidents’ Association- serving as Legislative Chair-, and NCCCS Planning and Research Organization-serving as president.

Harold Barnes

TERM: 2015-2019

Harold Barnes is the President and CEO for The Center for Quantum Leadership, a company that promotes personal accountability and leadership development. He is a graduate of ECSU receiving a B.A. in Political Science. He also received his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Andy Culpepper

TERM: 2015-2019

Andy Culpepper is the Managing Director for Warner, Hood, & Culpepper Family Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Greenville, NC.  He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, providing professional investment consulting and asset management services..

L.P. Hornthal, Jr.

TERM: 2015-2019

L.P. Hornthal, Jr. has practiced law in Elizabeth City since 1965, specializing in civil litigation.  He was admitted to the NC State Bar in 1963, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1975, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978.

Dr. Stephanie D.B. Johnson

TERM: 2017-2021

Dr. Stephanie D.B. Johnson is the Coordinator of MA Program in Educational Leadership at Hampton University, College of Virginia Beach.  She is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, ECSU National Alumni Association and a 1974 graduate of ECSU. Dr. Johnson also holds a Master of Science, Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, Certificate of Advanced Studies, Elementary Education, Old Dominion University and Doctorate of Administration and Policy from The George Washington University.

Jan King Robinson

JAN KING ROBINSON - Vice Chairman 
TERM: 2015-2019

Jan King Robinson's professional life has spanned two lengthy and intertwined careers in both healthcare and higher education administration. She has held positions in hospital administration as Interim President, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Clinical Services, and Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development.  She has taught as an adjunct professor of Communications at Loyola University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Hinds Community College in Pearl, Mississippi.

Tracy Swain

TERM: 2017-2021

Mr. Tracy Swain is President of Swain & Temple, Inc., located in South Mills, N.C.  



Kennis E. Wilkins

TERM: 2017-2021

Kennis E. Wilkins is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Faith Works Community Services, Inc. with offices in Williamston and Raleigh, N.C.  He served on the Elizabeth City State University Foundation Board for more than 10 years and  is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University. Mr. Wilkins is a member of several professional, civic, community and business organizations.

Mayor Fred Yates

TERM: 2015-2019

Mayor Fred Yates is a former member of the ECSU Foundation Board, Board of Trustees and a Trustee Emeritus.


Chorn Poyner

TERM: 2018-2019

Chorn Poyner, President of the Student Government Association, will serve for one year on the Board of Trustees.  Poyner is a senior majoring in Business Administration (Finance & Economics) / Accounting from Elizabeth City, NC.