The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has elected Dr. Steve A. Martin, founder and principal of Martin-Frankel Associates in Winston-Salem, to the Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) to fill a vacant term that ends on June 30, 2013.


“Dr. Martin has helped the boards of corporations design and administer self-evaluation processes and he has a wealth of experience in focusing boards and their committees on an organization’s most compelling strategic issues,” said Chancellor Donald J. Reaves.  “He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to our board, as well as insight into strengthening our efforts to support and measure the progress of the University’s strategic plan.”


Martin-Frankel Associates was founded more than 20 years ago and consults with both publicly-traded and private companies, institutes of higher education and government agencies with clients that include Scripps Networks (HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, GAC), The Kroger Co., and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.  He formerly served as head of the Governmental Services Institute at Louisiana State University and as a professor and vice president of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  Martin began his consulting career in 1979 with General Mills.


An ordained Presbyterian minister, Martin has served as chair of the board of the Presbyterian Church Foundation and was chair of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation’s board for two terms.  He also serves as senior advisor to the N.C. Foundation for Entrepreneurs.  Martin holds degrees from Rhodes College, Union Theological Seminary and Louisiana State University.

Steve Martin elected to WSSU Board of Trustees