ADVISORY
BOARD MEMBERS

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Meredith Godwin

Meredith is a resident of Robeson County, and she is a Staff Accountant at S. Preston Douglas & Associates, LLC. She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in Accounting. While in college, she was a student athlete, she served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and she was also the Treasurer for the Accounting Student Association. Meredith is currently working on her credentials to become a licensed CPA.

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Sandy Jacobs

Sandy is the Associate Director of Service-Learning at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). Jacobs has served in several capacities in the past 15 years in education, non-profit sector, and public service. During his career he has served as an educator on each level, ranging from early education to higher education and is an advocate for experiential learning. Before accepting the position at UNCP in February of 2015 he served as the Director of Resident Services at Pembroke Housing Authority where he managed an afterschool program for at-risk youth and adult/senior programming.

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Kiel Locklear

Kiel is a resident of Robeson County and President/ Co-Owner of Air Production & Service, Inc providing compressed air solutions nationally. Kiel has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from UNC – Charlotte. Kiel is interested in developing local Science and Engineering entrepreneurs and economic growth in the community. He is committed to broadening and strengthening students' math and science foundations.

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Lydia Locklear

Lydia is the daughter of Dr. Curt and Janice Locklear and is from the Union Chapel Community in Pembroke, NC. She currently serves as the Tribal Justice Clerk for the Catawba Indian Nation in Rock Hill, SC where she assists with legal projects and is helping develop the Tribe's justice system. Lydia attended UNCP and earned a B.A. in American Indian Studies with a minor in Biology. She then went on to earn a J.D. at Michigan State University College of Law with a Certificate in Indigenous law. After law school, Lydia completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Anita Earls of the NC Supreme Court and currently serves on the Pre-Law Summer Institute's (PLSI) Judicial Clerkship Committee, which prepares Indigenous students for judicial clerkships.

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Tiffany Clark

Tiffany Clark, a member of the Lumbee tribe, resides in Robeson County, NC. Tiffany is a May 2019 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Tiffany received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Pre-Law. In December of 2020, Tiffany completed her Master's of Business Administration. Tiffany is currently employed at the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina as the Parent Liaison for Project IndigeCHOICE. This program provides educational services for Native students through funding from the Department of Education.

 

Tiffany has extensive experience serving in the community, including work with the Lumbee Tribe Boys and Girls Club, the First Americans' Educational Leadership Program (FAEL) program, Native Strong, and as an Academic Success Coach with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.