Gov. Pat McCrory has named W.E. “Bud” Andrews to a four-year term on the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees.
Andrews is a retired National Guard colonel. Also, he is retired from First Citizens Bank, where he was a senior vice president.
Andrews earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Campbell College, now Campbell University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
Andrews is an Eagle Scout, a lifetime Jaycee, a life member of the the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Central Johnston County Rotary Club, the American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He is a trustee of Goldsboro Friends Meeting, where he attends church.
Andrews has received the Smithfield-Selma Chamber’s Citizen of the Year and Distinguished Citizen awards. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, which is a Rotary International honor, and he has received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism. Andrews has been named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor.
“The community college is where the rubber hits the road to people who need retraining and the younger people who want to go to college and stay in the area,” Andrews said. “I am looking forward and am excited about the opportunity to add gas to their fire.”
Andrews and his wife, Dianne, live in Smithfield. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.
Andrews replaces Robert W. “Bob” Bryant Jr. whose term ended in 2014. Bryant served as a college trustee for 15 years.