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Alumnus, Supporter Earl F. “Hugh” Caison II '85 Joins UNCW Board of Trustees

Friday, December 10, 2021

The UNCW Board of Trustees welcomes Earl F. “Hugh” Caison II '85 as its newest member. His appointment by Speaker of the House Tim Moore is effective immediately and expires June 30, 2023.

After graduating from UNCW with a degree in business administration, Caison 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, are sponsors of UNCW Athletics and UNCW Society members. They are parents to Kate, Rachel '17 and Sarah.

The UNCW Board of Trustees also includes as members:  Agnes Beane, Jeff Clark, Malcomb Coley, Robby Fensom, Carlton Fisher, Holly Grange, Gidget Kidd, Chip Mahan, Hank Miller, Bob Rippy, Yousry Sayed and Jimmy Tate.

Caison was administered the oath of office by Judge Frank Jones prior to the special called meeting of the Board held on Dec. 10.

-- Caroline Cropp

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