Jeff Yelton, Vice President of Student Life, has graduated from Leadership North Carolina (LNC) as part of its Class of 2020, joining the ranks of past Clark Nexsen alumni members, Peter Aranyi and Richard Fort. Designed to shed light on issues critical to North Carolina and generate community involvement, LNC brings together a diverse group of leaders in government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors from across the state. Participants attend a series of sessions consisting of experimental learning activities, field trips, and discussions with other top officials and professionals. This year, the sessions focused on five key areas: economic development, education, environment, government, and health and human services.
“Being a part of the Leadership North Carolina program was a very enriching experience and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity. I gained valuable insight and new perspectives that will positively impact how I approach the community through my own work,” says Jeff.
Prior to COVID-19, Jeff’s class had the chance to visit multiple cities in North Carolina for interactive sessions, including Boone, Charlotte, Greensboro, New Bern, and Raleigh.
Deemed the “Most Adaptable Class Ever,” with the tail end of the program taking place during COVID-19, the Leadership North Carolina group will attend their formal graduation ceremony at a later, safer date.
Jeff is the Vice President of Student Life at Clark Nexsen, based out of our Charlotte office. He joined the firm in 2018 and brings more than three decades of practice to a wide range of college and university project types including student life, student housing, and academic buildings. He is an active member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and holds both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from NC State University.