Advisory Board

The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board includes prominent judges, attorneys and business leaders who advise the university about the law school's development.

The board is chaired by David Gergen, who served as director of communications for President Reagan and held positions in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Clinton.

Below are the members of the board:

Noel Allen, Raleigh, N.C.; Founding and Managing Partner, Allen and Pinnix, PA; Elon University trustee

Rhoda Bryan Billings, Lewisville, N.C.; N.C. Supreme Court, 1985-86, Chief Justice 1986; President, N.C. Bar Association, 1991-92; Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University School of Law

Marc Bishop, Partner and Member of Management Committee, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

R. Steve Bowden, Greensboro, N.C.; Principal, R. Steve Bowden & Associates; member, University of North Carolina Board of Governors

Carole W. Bruce, Greensboro, N.C.; Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP; member of the board of directors, The Greensboro Partnership

Alfred (A.P.) Carlton Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; CarltonLaw, PLLC; President, American Bar Association, 2002-03

Donald R. Dancer, Greensboro, N.C.; former Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, International Rectifier Corporation

W. Randy Eaddy, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP; Furman University trustee

James G. Exum, Greensboro, N.C.; Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1974-94, Chief Justice, 1986-94; N.C. House of Representatives, 1967

Henry E. Frye, Greensboro, N.C.; Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1983-2000, Chief Justice, 1999-2000; N.C. House of Representatives, 1968-80; N.C. Senate, 1980-82

David Gergen (Chair), Cambridge, Mass.; former adviser to four U.S. presidents; Professor of Public Service, Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Ellen M. Gregg, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Member, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC; member, N.C. Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2005-2008

Bassam N. Ibrahim, Alexandria, V.A.; Attorney and Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Ronny Lancaster, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Assurant, Inc.

Robert E. (Bobby) Long Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; Granville Capital, Inc.; Elon University trustee

Maureen O’Connor, Durham, N.C.; Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

James C. (Jack) Spencer Jr., Burlington, N.C.; N.C. Emergency Superior Court Judge, 2009-present; N.C. Resident Superior Court Judge, Judicial District 15A, 1994-2009; private law practice 1969-94

Jonathan Wall, Greensboro, N.C.; Higgins Benjamin, PLLC; chair, Labor Law Council, N.C. Bar Association, 2008-2009

Ex Officio

Dr. William N. P. Herbert '68, Chair, Elon University Board of Trustees

Andrea Harrell L'09, President, Elon Law Alumni Association and attorney with Burton, Sue & Anderson, LLP

Jason Aycoth L'09, Immediate Past President, Elon Law Alumni Association and attorney with Garrett, Walker & Aycoth

Law School Representatives

Leo M. Lambert, President, Elon University

Gerald L. Francis, Executive Vice President, Elon University

Steven D. House, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor - Biology, Elon University
Tim Peeples, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs & Professor - English, Elon University

Luke Bierman, Dean and Professor of Law

Spring 2013