Book Tells Story of Bob Jordan – Forestry ’54

Book cover - The Man From Mt Gilead. Bob Jordan Helped Give Public Service a Good Name by Ned ClineThe Honorable Robert B. Jordan III ’54, former chair of the NC State Board of Trustees and former lieutenant governor, will discuss and sign copies of the new book about his life, The Man from Mount Gilead, written by Ned Cline.

Mr. Jordan will also talk about his experiences as a student at NC State (including working in the stacks at D. H. Hill Library!), where he graduated with honors in Forestry.

Jordan was a state Senator from 1976 to 1984 and was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1985.  President of his family-owned business Jordan Lumber Company, Jordan has served on the State Board of Education and Community College Board, as well as the UNC Board of Governors, and was chairman of the North Carolina Economic Development Board.

The entire Jordan Family are loyal supporters of the College of Natural Resources at NC State, boasting four natural resources alumni in the family.

Several family members have served on the boards of the NC Forestry & Natural Resources Foundations.  They also established the the Jordan Distinguished Professorate, the Jordan Graduate Fellowship and the Jordan Family Scholarship in support of innovation in natural resources.

Jordan Hall, one of the College’s main buildings on campus is named in honor of the Jordan family patriarch.

Friday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, East Wing, D. H. Hill Library
NC State University Main Campus
Copies of The Man from Mount Gilead will be available for onsite purchase and signing.


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