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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2009
Brace Mullett to Serve on Board of Governors at Concord
Athens, W.Va. – Mr. Brace R. Mullett, a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl, L.L.P., in Charleston, has been tapped to serve as a member of the Concord University Board of Governors. Chair J. Franklin “Joe” Long administered the oath of office at the February 17 meeting of the Board.
Mr. Mullett advises clients on issues involving labor and employment, natural resources, general business and mine safety and health. His clients include mining companies, banks and consumer goods manufacturers.
Mullett is a past president of the Kanawha County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of West Virginia. In addition, he is affiliated with the Defense Trial Counsel of W.Va., the Kanawha Valley Mining Institute, the W.Va. Chamber of Commerce, and other professional organizations. He is a member of the Concord University Alumni Association and the Washington & Lee University Alumni Association.
Mullett is an alumnus of Concord University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in political science in 1998.
The board of governors is comprised of 12 people including: nine members appointed by the governor, a full-time member of the faculty, a member of the student body and a member of Concord’s classified employees. The board of governors powers and duties generally include: determining controlling supervisions and managing the financial, business and education policies and affairs of Concord, developing a master plan, demonstrating how the master plan will be used, developing goals and missions, and other items as directed by the legislation.
“My dad, a graduate of Concord, was the head football coach for 10 years,” stated Mr. Mullett. And, he continued, “most importantly, he met my mother at Concord."
“When I was a student at Concord, I helped my dad coach as well as play varsity tennis; I was also an announcer for basketball games. Concord and its people have meant so much to me. I have been so lucky to have mentors and friends such as Don Christie, Steve Cox, Bob Brown [now deceased] and so many others who are a part of the Concord family. It is a special place."
“I look forward to working with the Board, and I want to see Concord grow and continue to serve its important role for West Virginia,” Mullett concluded.
Chair Long stated: “We’re very happy to have Brace as a member of the Board. He is a distinguished alumnus of Concord, and he supports positive initiatives in West Virginia. Moreover, he has an abundance of knowledge and experience that will help us on the Board, and we are looking forward to working with him.”
“I am pleased that the Governor’s office tapped Mr. Mullett to serve on our Board of Governors,” stated Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia. “Along with Chair Long, I, too, look forward to his insights and support as we take Concord to the next level.”
PHOTO: Mr. Brace R. Mullett is welcomed to the Concord University Board of Governors by Chair J. Franklin “Joe” Long.
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