Board of Trustees

Mr. Earl F. "Hugh" Caison

Earl F. "Hugh" Caison

Earl F. “Hugh” Caison II '85 was welcomed as a UNCW Board of Trustees member in December 2021. His appointment by Speaker of the House Tim Moore expires June 30, 2023. He currently serves as Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the Business Affairs Committee and the Educational Planning and Programs Committee.

Mr. Caison graduated from UNCW with a degree in business administration. He worked in pharmaceutical sales before becoming a McDonald’s franchisee. As president and CEO of Caison Enterprises, Inc., he owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants in Clinton, Wallace, Warsaw, Newton Grove, Beulaville and Kenansville, NC. He is a past Cameron School of Business Alumni of the Year honoree and UNCW Foundation member. 

He and his wife, Nan ’83, reside in Wilmington and are sponsors of UNCW Athletics and UNCW Society members. They are parents to Kate, Rachel '17 and Sarah.