The North Carolina General Assembly recently appointed Teross Young (’93) of Iredell County and Dennis Bunker III (’81) of Mecklenburg County to the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Each was appointed to a four-year term that began July 1.
“Teross Young and Dennis Bunker have been actively engaged with UNC Charlotte since they were students and have always looked for ways to give back to their alma mater. I am excited to work with them in their new roles as trustees,” said Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. “UNC Charlotte appreciates the support of Sen. Dan Bishop and Reps. Jason Saine (’95) and Bill Brawley (’78) in sponsoring these key appointments by President Pro Tempore of the N.C. Senate Phil Berger and Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives Tim Moore.”
Young is vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs for Delhaize America Shared Services LLC. He was elected to the Town Council of Troutman in 2013, and in September 2016, the Town Council appointed Young to fill out the mayor’s unexpired term. He is the first African American to serve as Troutman’s mayor.
An active supporter of the University, Young currently serves on the UNC Charlotte Foundation Board and previously served on the Alumni Association Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte in 1993.
Bunker is a partner in Bunker Land Group and has been active in Charlotte and Piedmont North Carolina real estate; he was on the original board of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors and the North Carolina CCIM board.
He, too, has been an active supporter of the University; currently, Bunker serves on the executive committee for EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Foundation Board, was president of the Alumni Association Board, served as an advisor to the Chi Phi fraternity and is a member of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bunker received his bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte in 1981 and a master’s degree in real estate development from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
The UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members, including eight elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four appointed by the General Assembly and the University’s Student Government Association president.
Photo (top): Dennis Bunker (right) was sworn in as a trustee during a recent ceremony at the Harris Alumni Center.
Photo (inset): Teross Young, mayor of Troutman