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Elon University / Today in Elon / President Connie Ledoux Book Named to Business NC’s 2022 Power List


Book, Elon’s ninth president, is on a list of influential education leaders in North Carolina.

Business North Carolina, a newsmagazine that has served the state for 40 years, includes Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book in its list of North Carolina’s most influential business leaders. The “Power List 2022is published on the magazine’s website and included in the May print edition.

The President’s Book is included in the education category, one of 18 different industry categories on the list. Business North Carolina notes that “education is a multi-billion dollar industry in North Carolina with a wide range of K-12 schools, robust public and private universities, and a 58-campus community college system” and that the list includes “some of its most notable leaders, whose success is considered essential for the state to make economic and social progress.

Book commented that “strategic planning and execution enables higher education to respond to the dynamic needs of society. I like to imagine a future, then build it.

The “Power List” education category includes 25 leaders. The presidents and chancellors listed are:

  • Darrell Allison – Fayetteville State University
  • Connie Ledoux book – Elon University
  • Kelli Brown – Western Carolina University
  • J. Bradley Creed – Campbell University
  • Kandi Deitemeyer – Central Piedmont Community College
  • Sheri Everts – Appalachian State University
  • Sharon L. Gaber – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Frank Gilliam Jr. – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Kevin Guskiewicz – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Peter Hans—UNC System
  • Harold Martin – North Carolina A&T State University
  • Vincent Price – Duke University
  • Nido Qubein – High Point University
  • Scott Ralls – Wake Technical Community College
  • Philip Rogers – East Carolina University
  • Douglas Searcy—Barton College
  • Thomas Stith III – North Carolina Community College System
  • Randy Woodson – North Carolina State University

“Power List 2022” is a collective report providing facts about prominent personalities and their affiliated institutions. It includes the wisdom, insight and a bit of humor from the more than 200 people who responded to the invitation to answer several questions about their organizations, interests and passions. The list contains the profiles of more than 500 influential North Carolina leaders.