Employee Forum delegates re-elected Charles Streeter to another term as Chair of the Employee Forum. Streeter has served as Chair since June 2013. He currently works as a database analyst in the Department of Student Affairs. He grew up in Fayetteville, N.C. and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill, as well as an M.B.A. from Pfeiffer University. Streeter is one of three recipients of the inaugural Kay Wijnberg Hovious Outstanding Forum Delegate Award. He is ineligible to run for a fourth term as chair.
The Chair of the Forum conducts Forum and Executive Committee meetings. He or she also has the authority to appoint committee chairs and is expected to serve on a variety of standing university committees. The chair is regularly asked to represent staff to the Board of Trustees.
Kirk Montgomery will serve in the Vice Chair position. He is responsible for serving in the absence of the chair, and he will plan community meetings. Montgomery is currently a project manager in the Energy Services Department. He coordinates all project management and IT processes, including budget development and management. He has over 15 years of project and IT management experience.
Montgomery holds a master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in Morrisville, N.C., and a bachelor’s degree from N.C. Central University. He serves as the Treasurer of the Executive Committee of SEANC District 25. He’s a founding member of the Project Management Institute Toast Master’s in Durham. He has a black belt in martial arts and enjoys weight lifting in his spare time.
In addition, delegates elected Kathy Ramsey (Dental Research) as Secretary, Shanya Hill (Dentistry) as Treasurer, and Phillip Edwards (Center for Faculty Excellence) as Parliamentarian.