Chapel Hill resident Alice C. Buhl, business/philanthropy consultant and previously vice chair of the Warren Wilson College Board of Trustees, was elected board chair by the trustees at their spring meeting.
Buhl became board chair slightly more than 50 years after Warren Wilson College was incorporated and the college’s first Board of Trustees was formed. She succeeds Asheville resident Joel B. Adams Jr., a longtime Warren Wilson trustee who has twice served as board chair, most recently since January 2011.
Buhl is a senior consultant with Lansberg Gersick & Associates, a family-business consulting firm. She was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and currently is senior fellow to the center and its board of directors.
At Warren Wilson, Buhl served as chair of the search committee that chose Steven L. Solnick in December as Warren Wilson’s seventh president. Solnick assumes the presidency in July, succeeding William S. “Sandy” Pfeiffer, who has been president since July 2006.