Gov. Pat McCrory named three people to the State Board of Education Friday.
They were A.L. “Buddy” Collins, a Kernersville attorney who serves on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education. Collins, who contributed $1,000 to McCrory's campaign, will replace Christine Greene on the board.
Also appointed was Olivia Oxendine of Lumberton, who is a professor in the Department of School Administration and Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She previously served as curriculum director for the Hoke County School system. She will replace Shirley Harris.
McCrory also appointed Marcella Ramirez Savage, a member of the Union County Board of Education. She serves as marketing director for Chick-fil-A.. She will replace Melissa Barlett on the board.