Catawba appoints two new directors – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY – The two new members joining the Catawba Board of Directors are Marvin Moore of Concord, Principal of Salisbury High School, and Bill Wagoner of Salisbury, owner and developer of Wagoner Properties. The new directors will begin their four-year term following the April 2021 board meeting.
Moore graduated from Catawba in 1999 and received a degree in physical education. He was a member of the basketball team. He also earned a Masters degree from Gardner Webb University and is working on a PhD from Wingate University. He has devoted most of his professional career to education. Moore was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Catawba for 10 years and received a Distinguished Alumni Award for Service in 2018.
Wagoner graduated from Salisbury, North Carolina State High School in 1969 with a degree in Structural Engineering and received an MBA in Finance from Emory University. He also served in the Air Force. Upon his release, Wagoner joined the family-owned construction company in Salisbury where he took the reins in the 1980s. Wagoner Construction had industrial and commercial projects in the eastern United States. The company has constructed numerous buildings on the Catawba campus, including the Salisbury-Rowan Residence Hall, the Shuford Science Building, the Corriher-Linn-Black Library, and the Center for the Environment. Moore recently volunteered as a project manager for the renovation of the Environmental Center building.
“We are delighted to welcome these two exceptional individuals to our Board of Directors,” said Catawba President David Nelson. “I am confident that our new members will work with their fellow Trustees to continue the Board’s long history of visionary leadership for the long-term success of the College.
Robert B. Arnold, Jr. ’71 of Hickory, a retired furniture maker now working in sales and consulting for textile companies selling to furniture makers, was elected chairman of the board at the April 2021 directors meeting. He replaces William “Bill” Graham ’83, a partner at Salisbury-based law firm Wallace & Graham, who continues to serve on the board as past chairman.
Other members of the Catawba College Board of Trustees include Barbara Marshall ’72 of Raleigh, Vice President, retired from IBM after 30 years as a systems programmer and senior manager of software development. Ron Maccaroni ’67 from Charlotte, Treasurer, a retired senior employee of the US Department of Defense; and Mike Bauk ’79 from Salisbury, was re-elected General Secretary, former CFO of Piedmont Cheerwine Bottling Company.
The Board of Trustees is made up of both alumni and non-alumni of Catawba College who represent a variety of professional and personal experiences, bring diverse perspectives and come from diverse geographic regions. Currently, the Trustees participate in the Spirit body soul Campaign for Growth, a $ 39 million effort to raise funds for the special needs of colleges.