University Associates names new officers

University Associates, a group of civic leaders from the Midlands that supports Carolina, has named its officers for the 2016-17 academic year. They are:

  • Susie H. VanHuss, author and former university faculty member and administrator, has been elected president;
  • Read Folline, senior vice president-wealth management with Merrill Lynch, was named president-elect;
  • Lou W. Kennedy, president and CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, was elected vice president;
  • Cantey Heath Jr., chief of staff and special assistant to President Harris Pastides, was elected secretary-treasurer.

University Associates holds meetings throughout the year which feature updates on key university activities and special programs. To find out more about the group, contact Heath at

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