Carl M. Short reappointed to the Rowan-Cabarrus board of trustees

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College board of trustees has announced the reappointment of Salisbury attorney Carl M. Short, Jr. to the board.

Short was recently reappointed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners to serve through 2019.

“It is an honor to be reappointed to the board, and I appreciate the opportunity to continue giving back to the community. I look forward to challenging myself in new areas and moving forward with the college’s many important projects,” said Short.

Short has served as board chairman since 2010. In addition to his duties as current board chairman, Short is also a member of the executive committee.

“I am pleased that Chip will continue to serve as a college trustee. He has been a wealth of expertise and has provided enormous insight to the work of the college,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and secretary of the college’s board of trustees.

Rowan-Cabarrus board of trustees members are responsible for attending all board meetings and key Rowan-Cabarrus events. As a board, they are responsible for college policies. Board of trustees members are liaisons to the college’s entire service area and not just to the appointing entity. Once appointed, trustees are to carry out their duties as established by the General Statutes of North Carolina and the board’s bylaws and policies independent of concern for any group, organization, appointing board or political entity other than the students, citizens of the service area and the college.

Short is a partner in the law firm of Woodson, Sayers, Lawther, Short, Parrott and Abramson LLP, of Salisbury. He has practiced law in Salisbury since 1976 and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and Real Property and Elder Law Sections. He is a past president of the Rowan County Bar Association.

Short is a graduate of East Rowan High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Law. He is past president of the Rowan County Library Foundation, past president of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Foundation, and was a member of the board of directors of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center and of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. He has served as president of the Salisbury Rotary Club.

Short is a former chair of the State Library Commission and the Rowan County Library board of trustees. He is a former board member of the United Way, United Arts Council, and Piedmont Players.

Short is married to Luanne Buddin Short. His son, Trip, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Law. His daughter, Louise, is a graduate of Wake Forest University.

The Shorts attend Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, where he has been a vestry member, senior warden and has served as a trustee of the Saint Luke’s Foundation. He now serves Saint Luke’s as chancellor.