Elon University Board of Trustees adds new members

The Elon University Board of Trustees added four new members at its spring meeting, held on campus April 20-21. Details...

    Louis DeJoy, Greensboro, N.C., who had been elected to an unexpired term on the board in January, was sworn in. Trustees also voted to elect Katherine Stern Weaver, Greensboro, N.C., and Dr. Walter Bryan Latham of Miami to four-year terms beginning immediately. In addition, Michael Bumbry, Ashland, Va., was elected to a two-year term as a youth trustee on the board.
    DeJoy is chief executive officer of New Breed, Inc., a leading third-party logistics services provider with national headquarters in High Point, N.C. He joined the company in 1983 and has guided the company through a period of exponential growth. New Breed is consistently ranked as one of North Carolina’s largest privately held businesses, serving clients that include Boeing, Siemens Medical Solutions, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Postal Service, United Technologies, Verizon Wireless and many others.
    For more than twenty-five years, DeJoy has worked with both public accounting firms and private corporations in financial, program, and corporate management. In 2004, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Carolina’s Award.
    DeJoy was among the founding donors for the Elon University School of Law. He also serves on the board of trustees for Moses Cone Health System and on the board of trustees for The Fund for American Studies.
    DeJoy’s wife, Dr. Aldona Wos, recently completed an appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia. The couple has two children, Ania and Andrew DeJoy.
    Weaver is the president of Residence Development Company and takes an active role in real estate development, management and investing in Greensboro.  She is a co-owner of the Proximity Hotel, the first “green” hotel in the nation.
    Weaver serves as a trustee on several foundations, including the William A. Stern Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Weatherspoon Arts Foundation and the Weaver Foundation. Additionally, she is on the board of directors for the Center for Community Self-Help, a lending institution and non-profit organization dedicated to creating ownership and economic opportunities for minorities, women, rural residents and low-income families.
    Weaver and her mother, Katherine Goodman Stern, established the Sidney J. Stern, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for the Elon University School of Law. The scholarship is named in honor of Weaver’s late father, a longtime Greensboro lawyer and business, civic and religious leader. 
    Weaver is married to prominent Greensboro businessman and philanthropist, H. Michael Weaver. She works closely with her husband, serving as a director for the Weaver Group, which includes the Weaver Investment Company, WHW Partners Corporation, Weaver Capital Corporation, and Weaver Resources Company.
    She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California – Santa Cruz, and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
    Latham is a thoracic surgeon and founder and chairman of MedFacts, Inc., a medical insurance audit firm based in Miami. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency with the Medical College of Virginia Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital.
    Latham named Elon’s baseball facility in honor of his father, Walter C. Latham ’34. The park was dedicated in May 2006. Walter Latham holds the distinction of being the first Elon student to letter in four sports at the college. He received letters in baseball, football, basketball and boxing, and is a member of the Elon Sports Hall of Fame.
    The father of three children, Bryan Latham is married to Janet Mosley Latham.
    Bumbry, currently a senior at Elon, will graduate in May 2007 with a major in broadcast and new media communications and a minor in psychology. He served as Student Government Association executive president beginning in April 2005, and recently completed his final term. 
    Bumbry has been highly active at Elon during his undergraduate years, having served as president of his sophomore class, vice president of his freshman class, a senior resident advisor, and a member and officer of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He recently presented his research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in San Rafael, California.
    Following graduation, Bumbry plans to attend N.C. State University to pursue a master’s degree in higher education administration.
    Trustees also elected board officers for the 2007-08 term. Elected chair of the board is Allen E. Gant Jr., Burlington N.C.; vice chair is Mark T. Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and secretary is Barbara D. Bass, South Boston, Va.