RALEIGH, N.C. - Richard Stevens joined the Board of Directors of North Carolina New Schools, a public-private partnership working to ensure that every North Carolina student graduates ready for college, careers and life. The organization accelerates systemic, sustainable innovation in North Carolina public schools by supporting the development of effective schools, districts, and regions and cultivating talented teachers and administrators.
Richard joined Smith Anderson in September 2012 after serving as a Senator in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2003. Before stepping down from this role, he was ranked as the Senate’s third most effective member, according to a survey by the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.
Richard has a history of service in education and is currently a member of the National Advisory Board at the Institute for Emerging Issues, an organization focused on tackling issues that affect North Carolina’s future growth and prosperity by connecting the areas leaders in business, education and government. Richard’s previous roles include the Cary Academy Board, the Yates Mill Associates Board and a former Instructor at the North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He has held numerous roles at the UNC Chapel Hill, including former Chair for its Board of Trustees and its Endowment Fund, and a member of the University’s Board of Visitors.