Former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, a wealthy business executive from Wilmington, and a former state Transportation Department secretary are on the list of 16 Senate nominees to the UNC Board of Governors.
The Senate on Thursday will pick eight members from the list of candidates.
Here are the nominees:
W. Louis Bissette, Jr. , an Asheville lawyer.
James E. (Ed) Broyhill, son of a former congressman
Fred Eshelman, executive of the contract research company PPD
John C. Fennebresque, a Charlotte lawyer
Ann B. Goodnight of SAS, a current board member
H. Frank Grangier, an agribusiness owner
Peter D. Hans, a current board member and "government relations strategic advisor" who has worked for Republican U.S. senators
Thomas J. Harrelson, a former DOT secretary
Luther H. Hodges, Jr., son of a former governor
Michael V. Lee, a lawyer
Henry E. McKoy, Ralph E. "Bill" Mullins, Jr. , Robert F. Orr, Philip D. Walker, Steve Warren, and Weston Willis.