Gateway University Research Park is a 501 c (3) non-profit corporation and is governed by a 17-member board of directors. Gateway is a joint venture between North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Each university appoints 30-40 percent of the total board, respectively, and the remaining 20-30 percent is comprised of business professionals from within the community. Mr. J. Edward Kitchen, Vice President of The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, currently serves as Gateway’s board chair.

Board of Directors

Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.
Chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. 
Chancellor-Elect, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Joseph B. Whitehead
Provost/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, NCA&T

Dr. Dana Dunn 
Acting Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UNCG

Dr. Barry Burks
Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, NCA&T

Dr. Terri Shelton
Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, UNCG

Mr. Edward Kitchen
Vice President, The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation (Chair)

Mr. Dennis Stearns
Certified Financial Planner, Stearns Financial Services (Treas./Secr.)

Mr. Dave Leeper
Partner, Leeper Kean & Rumley, LLP

Ms. Kim Gatling
Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Mr. Steve Horsley
Chief Information Officer, Cone Health System

Ms. Denny Kelly
President/Principal, Bouvier Kelly

Dr. Charles E. McQueary
Retired (former Under Secretary for Science and Technology,
Dept. of Homeland Security, US Government)

Mr. William Jasper
CEO, Unifi, Inc.

Mr. George Johnson
Law Professor, Elon Law School 

Dr. Gerald Truesdale
President/Surgeon, Greensboro Plastic Surgical Associates

Ms. Mae Douglas
Retired (former Executive Vice President, Cox Communications)

Mr. John R. Merrill
Executive Director, Gateway University Research Park, Inc.