Buies Creek, N.C.-Fuquay-Varina entrepreneur Bob Barker has been elected chairman of Campbell University's Board of Trustees. Barker is the owner and operator of the Bob Barker Company, the industry's leading supplier of correction facilities with branches in North Carolina, Idaho and Florida and metal manufacturing plants and distribution center in Fuquay-Varina and California.
A graduate of Cherryville High School in Cherryville, N.C., Barker earned a bachelor's degree in business from Campbell in 1964. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the university in 2006. In addition to his generous support of capital projects, Barker has served several terms on the Board of Trustees. The Barker-Lane Football Stadium also bears his name. Barker is also a member of the Campbell University Foundation Board of Directors.
A leader in his community, Barker sits on several boards and commissions geared toward improving quality of life. He has served terms as mayor of the towns of Fuquay-Varina and Apex and was a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1972-1974.
"Bob Barker is the kind of man who sees a job, rolls up his sleeves and asks what he can do to help," said Dr. Jack Britt, vice president for Advancement at Campbell. "As a university, we have flourished under his leadership."
Bob Barker is married to the former Patricia Mobley.