Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina's 75th Governor, is a lifelong North Carolinian who was born and raised in Nash County. He attended public schools and worked on the family farm before earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout his career, Cooper has strived to create a stronger North Carolina, emphasizing safe communities, quality education, good jobs, and affordable healthcare for all.
During his tenure as Governor, he has announced the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs, prioritized public education, addressed the opioid crisis, and revitalized rural communities. Cooper has also taken action on climate change, inclusivity, and family policies like paid parental leave.
Governor Cooper has demonstrated strong leadership during crises, including hurricane recovery efforts and managing the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively low per capita deaths and job losses. He appointed a diverse cabinet and previously served as the state Attorney General, where he reduced crime and advocated for consumers. His public service began in the North Carolina State House and State Senate, and he has a deep commitment to public education, influenced by his mother, a public school teacher.
Join us for an inspiring Carolyn Q. Coleman membership luncheon, where we celebrate the life of Carolyn Q. Coleman and present awards recognizing our members. We are honored to have North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper as our keynote speaker.