10 NSU Board of Visitors

Receives Two New Members Powell is responsible for directing and managing the Eversource Energy Foundation and the company’s social responsibility


and philanthropic strategy. Powell is an alumnus

of Norfolk

State University. In addition

Dr. Byron Cherry, Rector Dr. Melvin Stith, Vice Rector

appointed two new members to the Norfolk State


Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently University


Visitors. The newest board members are Corynne S. Arnett and Rodney O. Powell.

president of financial management at Dominion

Arnett, of Richmond, is the vice Energy Inc. She is

responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting functions and generation system planning. Arnett, a certified public accountant, has been with the energy company since 1997 and has held several positions. Arnett is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Virginia

Commonwealth University.

She immediately joins the board to complete the unexpired term of former member Thomas N. Chewning. The term expires June 30, 2018.

Powell, of Connecticut, West Hartford, is president, Corporate Citizenship, for Eversource Energy. to

McAuliffe’s new appointments,

he also

reappointed Norfolk State University Rector Dr. Byron L. Cherry and Vice Rector Dr. Melvin T. Stith to the Board of Visitors. Both are graduates of Norfolk State and have served on the board for the past four years. The terms for Powell, Cherry and Stith will begin on July 1 and continue through June 30, 2021.

The governor appointed more than

50 members to university boards, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the State Board for community

colleges. Norfolk State

University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. said he is pleased to work with the full board for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The University is projecting a freshman class of more than 1,000 students. “The Norfolk State University family welcomes our two new Board of Visitors members, and I look forward to working very closely with the entire board to reposition the institution for greater success.”

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