Catawba College's Phil Kirk Cited as an Impact Education Leader
June 3, 2008;
Phil Kirk, Catawba College's Vice President for External Relations, has been named one of the 2008 Charlotte Impact Education Leaders in the May 2008 of Charlotte Business Leader magazine. Others on the list included include Dr. Richard Brownell, retired president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; Dr. Pamela Davies, president of Queens University of Charlotte; Dr. Phillip Dubois, chancellor of UNC Charlotte; and Dr. Peter Gorman, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Kirk was cited for his "long and illustrious history of serving the public through positions in education and government." He was noted as chairman emeritus of the State Board of Education, as chair-elect of the Public School Forum of North Carolina (effective July 2008), as former president of the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, and as being elected as the youngest state senator in 1970.