Board of Trustees

Mr. Maurice R. Smith

Maurice SmithMr. Smith, a resident of Cary, North Carolina, and a member of the Board since 2013, was reappointed to the UNCW Board of Trustees by the UNC Board of Governors to serve a second term ending in 2021. He currently serves as a member of the Educational Planning and Programs Committee, and External Affairs Committee.

Mr. Smith, President of the Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UNCW in 1979, and a JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2005. He previously served as Executive Vice President of LGFCU from 1992-1999.  Before joining LGFCU, he held several leadership
positions with the North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union.

His professional and community affiliations include: Secretary of the Credit Union National Association Board of Directors; Chairman of the Filene Research Institute Administrative Board; Board of Directors of the African American Credit Union Coalition; Board of Directors of the NC League of Municipalities Local Leadership Foundation; member of the District of Columbia and US Supreme Court Bars; member of the NC and American Bar Associations; Certified Superior Court Mediator; Board of Directors of the City of Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation; and Board of Directors of National Cooperative Bank.