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Una Welcomes New Additions To Board Of Trustees

Feb. 20, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Guy McClure, UNA, at gymcclure@una.edu, 256-765-4107 or 256-777-0506

The Alabama Senate has confirmed Governor Kay Ivey's appointment of two new members to the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees. Sheffield resident Nancy Sanford will replace Florence Arts and Museums superintendent Libby Jordan when her service term expires on September 30. Jim Page, who resides in Tuscaloosa, will replace Muscle Shoals businessman Todd Ouellette whose term also expires on September 30. Sanford and Page will assume their roles as trustees on October 1 and will serve six-year terms extending through September 2026. Jordan, a member of the UNA Board of Trustees since 2008, and Ouellette, a member since 2015, did not seek reappointment.

Sanford is a 1978 graduate of UNA and has held an array of leadership roles in the Shoals area over the past 40 years. She retired in 2018 as executive director of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, a position she held for 13 years. She currently devotes her time to a number of local boards of directors and community-based organizations.

Page graduated from UNA in 2001, where he served as president of the Student Government Association while pursuing a degree in political science. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, and in 2018, Page was named the Alabama Chamber Professional of the Year by the state's Chamber of Commerce Association.

The Senate also confirmed the Governor's appointment last summer of retired corporate financial executive Wendell Gunn to fill a vacant seat on the UNA Board. A resident of Stanford, Connecticut, Gunn's service term extends through 2025. Ivey's reappointment of Florence accountant and businessman Marty Abroms to continued service in a new six-year term was confirmed as well. Abroms' reappointment term begins on October 1 and extends through 2026.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professionals. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the bases of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more:www.una.edu andwww.una.edu/unaworks/