Two with Salisbury ties appointed to UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CHARLOTTE — The N.C. General Assembly recently appointed Teross Young of Iredell County and Dennis N. Bunker III of Mecklenburg County to the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Each was appointed to a four-year term that began July 1.

Both have ties to Rowan County. Young works with Food Lion in Salisbury, and Bunker was raised in Salisbury.

“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,” said Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. “I am excited to work with them in their new roles as trustees.”

Dubois said UNC-Charlotte appreciates the support of state Sen. Dan Bishop and state Reps. Jason Saine and Bill Brawley in sponsoring the appointments by Phil Berger, president pro tempore of the N.C. Senate, and N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore.

Young is vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs for Delhaize America Shared Services LLC. He was elected to the Troutman Town Council in 2013. In September, the 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 is on the UNC-Charlotte Foundation board and previously served on the Alumni Association board. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNCC in 1993.

Bunker is a partner in Bunker Land Group and has been active in the Charlotte and Piedmont real estate community since 1981. He served on the original board of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors and the North Carolina CCIM board.

Bunker has been an active supporter of the university and serves on the executive committee for Exponential: The Campaign for UNC-Charlotte. Bunker has also served on the UNCC Foundation board, was president of the Alumni Association board, served as an adviser to Chi Phi fraternity and is a member of the UNC-Charlotte Alumni Hall of Fame.

Bunker received his bachelor’s degree in economics from UNCC in 1981 and his master of science degree in real estate development from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York.

The UNC-Charlotte Board of Trustees has 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.