May 10, 2013
President Barry Buxton on UNC-TV May 10

Lees-McRae is excited to announce that college President Barry M. Buxton will be featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. This feature will focus on President Buxton’s past experience in higher education, his dissertation and his vision for Lees-McRae College.

“We’re very excited President Buxton is being recognized for his accomplishments at Lees-McRae and in higher education as a whole,” said Ginger Hansen, vice president for enrollment management and communications. “We’re blessed to have such a strong leader and we can’t wait to see how his vision will continue to shape this campus and its students.”

After interviewing President Buxton for a feature on Lees-McRae in January, the UNC-TV producers were so impressed with his background in higher education and his work with former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush, they asked him to return for a follow-up interview. In addition to his work in higher education, the interview will also discuss his dissertation, a clear predictor of his future work, titled “Job Satisfaction of College and University Presidents.”

UNC-TV, a public television industry leader, produces more than 350 hours of original local programming each year, including North Carolina Now, which profiles North Carolina’s most important people and places, and celebrates its artistic and cultural diversity. Past features include Duke University, East Carolina University and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute as well as events such as the inauguration of Governor Pat McCrory and the 2012 Presidential Election.

Once aired, UNC-TV will feature the video on their website. To view the clip, visit Please allow 24-48 hours for posting.

Media Contact:

Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
Tel: 828.898.8838  |  Email:
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