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New Members Join Board of Trustees

The governing board of LR, the board of trustees, is responsible for upholding the mission and vision of the University. Dr. Fred Whitt, University president, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to the board of trustees. Their terms began in August and will run for three years.

JEARLD LEONHARDT ’69 made a lasting mark on Hickory-based CommScope, where he served both as one of the company’s founders and as the chief financial officer from the company’s inception until his retirement in 2012. He has served in various leadership roles at LR, including as past chair of board of visitors and chair of the recent presidential search committee. He is also a former member of the board of trustees of Catawba Valley Medical Center. Leonhardt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

After 40 years of a successful career selling pharmaceuticals for Pfizer, HANK MCCRORIE ’60 retired as the executive vice president of sales. He and his wife, Bernice, retired to Napa Valley, where they started Burly Winery in 2004. The name originates from McCrorie’s college football days at LR, where he was called “Burly Bear” by the local newspaper. During his time at LR, McCrorie served as football captain and helped lead the team to the championships, ranking No. 1 among small colleges. In recent years, he has made a significant gift toward the construction of the McCrorie Center at LR. McCrorie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

With nearly five decades in the classroom, JANIE PARKS PEEK ’73, M’93 is a retired educator whose commitment to LR was evidenced when she received the Opal L. Moretz Service to the University and Community Award in 2016. Peek taught English at Cherryville High School in Cherryville, North Carolina, where she influenced thousands of young people over the years. In 2009, she joined LR’s School of Education as an adjunct professor, where she supervised student teachers and taught several courses. She has served on the executive boards for numerous organizations, including past chair of LR’s board of visitors, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, Hospice of Gaston County and CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Peek earned her bachelor’s degree in intermediate education, English, with a minor in French, and her master’s degree in reading education.
 

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New Members Join Board of Trustees
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The governing board of LR, the board of trustees, is responsible for upholding the mission and vision of the University. Dr. Fred Whitt, University president, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to the board of trustees. Their terms began in August and will run for three years.

JEARLD LEONHARDT ’69 made a lasting mark on Hickory-based CommScope, where he served both as one of the company’s founders and as the chief financial officer from the company’s inception until his retirement in 2012. He has served in various leadership roles at LR, including as past chair of board of visitors and chair of the recent presidential search committee. He is also a former member of the board of trustees of Catawba Valley Medical Center. Leonhardt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

After 40 years of a successful career selling pharmaceuticals for Pfizer, HANK MCCRORIE ’60 retired as the executive vice president of sales. He and his wife, Bernice, retired to Napa Valley, where they started Burly Winery in 2004. The name originates from McCrorie’s college football days at LR, where he was called “Burly Bear” by the local newspaper. During his time at LR, McCrorie served as football captain and helped lead the team to the championships, ranking No. 1 among small colleges. In recent years, he has made a significant gift toward the construction of the McCrorie Center at LR. McCrorie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

With nearly five decades in the classroom, JANIE PARKS PEEK ’73, M’93 is a retired educator whose commitment to LR was evidenced when she received the Opal L. Moretz Service to the University and Community Award in 2016. Peek taught English at Cherryville High School in Cherryville, North Carolina, where she influenced thousands of young people over the years. In 2009, she joined LR’s School of Education as an adjunct professor, where she supervised student teachers and taught several courses. She has served on the executive boards for numerous organizations, including past chair of LR’s board of visitors, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, Hospice of Gaston County and CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Peek earned her bachelor’s degree in intermediate education, English, with a minor in French, and her master’s degree in reading education.
 

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