Entries by Mike

Kirk named chair-elect of Public School Forum

Phil Kirk, vice president of external relations for Catawba College and chairman emeritus of the State Board of Education, has been elected chair-elect of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. He will succeed Sen. Katie Dorsett of Guilford County as chair of the Raleigh-based organization.

The Public School Forum of North Carolina was organized more than 20 years ago to work for the improvement of public schools in the state. The board of directors is composed of representatives from business, education and government.

Takin’ a ribbin’, keepin’ on tickin’

CARY – Usually, it’s a good thing when former governors, a former U.S. senator and some of the richest people in the state show up to an event held in your honor. But things get decidedly dicier when those folks are there to publicly humiliate you in front of family and friends.

Fifty & Fabulous – Phil Kirk

Phil Kirk: A Life Lived Full
Throughout his career, Phil Kirk has challenged and persevered his way to the top of educational and political institutions. Not only was Kirk chief of staff to two governors and a U.S. Senator, but in 1970 he was elected as the youngest state senator in North Carolina history. After leaving government, Kirk was named president of the North Carolina Chamber, formerly known as N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry, was publisher of North Carolina Magazine and named one of the top 25 lobbyists in the state.