Thursday, October 9, 2014

Interview with Greg West: Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Education

For the past 12 years, Greg West has served on the Cumberland County Board of Education.  He is seeking his fourth term.

In an effort to stay informed about local educational issues as well as inform others, I recently sat down with Greg West (Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Education).  While at his Westan Homes Office, we discussed his reelection campaign and platform.

Here is our interview:

About Greg West:
Married a teacher. Son of a teacher. Living a life profoundly influenced and incredibly blessed by public education, Greg West is proud to call Fayetteville and Cumberland County home.

Greg is married to Kristie Fields West, a teaching fellow from Meredith College who taught 3rd grade at Bill Hefner Elementary. Her parents both retired from the Cumberland County School system. Greg and Kristie have three children that are receiving a great education in our public schools.

Greg West Family Photo

  • Master of Business Administration graduated with Distinction      Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Campbell University
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design graduated Cum Laude       College of Design, North Carolina State University

  • Fayetteville Cumberland Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice President – Economic Development
    • Military Affairs Council
    • Leadership Fayetteville Graduate
    • Leadership Fayetteville Faculty

  • Greater Fayetteville Futures II
    • Board of Directors
  • Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
    • Task Force Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville

  • Cumberland County Education Foundation
    • Board of Directors
  • Methodist University Loyalty Day
    • Team Leader
  • NCSU Wolfpack Club Representative
  • NCSU Alumni Association Representative

  • Cumberland County Board of Education
    • Elected At-Large 2002, 2006, 2010
    • Chairman 2005, 2009, 2014
    • Vice Chairman 2004, 2008, 2013
  • North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT)
    • Trustee
  • Fayetteville Area Association of REALTORS
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice President - Public Relations
    • Vice President – Education
  • March of Dimes
    • Board of Directors
  • Homebuilders Association of Fayetteville

  • Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
    • Deacon
    • Sanctuary Choir Member
    • Youth Sunday School Teacher

Stayed tuned for my upcoming interviews with the other candidates!