Board

MEETING DATES 2013-2014
Sept. 10 | Oct. 8 | Nov. 12 | Jan. 14 | Feb. 11 | March 4 | April 8
All meetings are at 7 p.m. Fall 2013 meetings are in Witherspoon 201, while spring 2014 are in Witherspoon 356.

In accordance with the Student Media Constitution, representation of the Student Media Board of Directors shall be:

  1. Three student body representatives elected at-large in a student body election;
  2. Three student college representatives, appointed by the dean of the college, as apportioned to the colleges in the Media policies;
  3. Two faculty representatives, serving on staggered two-year terms, as apportioned to the colleges in the Media policies;
  4. Three individuals not under the employ of the University providing expertise on media management qualified and selected as provided by the Media policies;
  5. One representative from each media outlet chosen as provided by the Media policies, non-voting;
  6. The president of the Student Body, ex-officio, non-voting;
  7. The senior-most professional employee of the Student Media, ex-officio, non-voting.

Elected student members shall not be members of the Student Senate, of a Student Body Medium or any other campus-wide advisory or governance body as defined in the Documents of Policy.

At-large student body representatives (3, voting)

As per the spring 2013 election results, no students were elected. 

  • Paul Ruddle, doctoral student, crop science (appointed by student body president)
  • Maddie Lassiter, sophomore, biological sciences (appointed by student body president)
  • VACANT

Appointed student representatives (3, voting)

  • Kristen Picot, senior, science, technology and society (CHASS appointee)
  • Alexandra Davidson, junior, communication-public relations and political science (CHASS appointee)
  • Laura Simis, junior, business administration (Poole College of Management appointee)

Professional (3, voting) and academic representatives (2, voting)

  • Michael Biesecker covers federal courts, investigations and politics in North Carolina for the Associated Press. He was previously a capital reporter for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina’s two largest newspapers. He lives in Durham with his wife, Jenny Buelin, and their two children. Biesecker’s stories on patient deaths and abuse in the state’s mental health system, government corruption, the illegal  destruction of public records and prisoner abuse have been honored  with numerous state and national journalism awards. He is a 2010  fellow for mental health journalism at The Carter Center at Emory  University in Atlanta. A native of Lexington, Biesecker is a graduate of N.C. State  University and Wake Forest University. While earning his  undergraduate degree in English at N.C. State, Biesecker worked as  editorial editor and news editor at Technician. He is now a member of the faculty, where he teaches courses in news writing and editing.
  • Matthew Donegan is a 25 year broadcasting veteran who has had stops in Boston, Providence, Norfolk, Hartford, and Indianapolis. Donegan has been with Raleigh’s Capitol Broadcasting since 2002, where he serves as general sales manager of FOX 50. Donegan is a Goodmon Fellow and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Triangle. Donegan also received a scholarship to the NAB’s Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program in Washington, DC and graduated from this selective diversity based executive program in 2008. He is a member of the Fox Sales Advisory board. A 1984 graduate of Denison University in Granville Ohio, Donegan lives in Cary with his wife Robin and two musical sons Connor and Dylan.
  • Robbie Williams is a sales consultant for Schneider Electric Buildings Business where he is tasked with starting, maintaining, and strategically growing the professional services sales efforts in the Southeast. Primary opportunities include multi-million dollar energy renovation projects to public buildings. He has also served as a governmental advisor in energy, finance, and building construction issues across the Carolinas. While earning his undergraduate degree in business management at N.C. State, Robbie worked as a Student Media advertising representative and the Student Media business manager.
  • Dean Phillips is a lecturer in the N.C. State Department of Communications where he teaches courses in public speaking, public relations, media, persuasion, newsroom ethics and broadcast performance. He has worked as a senior consultant for public relations firm where he performed a variety of public relations and media relations functions for political candidates, corporations, nonprofits and trade associations. He is president of deanWORKS, a production company which specializes in the making of television campaign and corporate image ads. He is a former vice president of Carolina Broadcasting and a former television news anchor, managing editor, news director and investigative reporter.
  • VACANT — College of Design representative

Student Media leaders (5, non-voting)

Ex-officio (3, non-voting)