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CONCORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS



ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Foundation Board of Directors is welcoming two new members. Joining the Board are Donald Holcomb and Christopher Tuck. Both are graduates of Concord.

Donald Holcomb grew up in Wyoming County, West Virginia and graduated from Baileysville High School. Majoring in accounting and management at Concord, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1979.

Mr. Holcomb is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Early in his career, he worked as a staff accountant for a CPA firm, an assistant trust officer for a bank, and a self-employed CPA. He advanced to positions as vice president and president of private companies in the areas of contract mining, automotive dealerships, and consulting for natural resources, and as the chief financial officer for a group that included a large private coal company.

Mr. Holcomb’s career includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dickinson Fuel Company, Inc. in Charleston, W.Va.; Trustee of various Cline Family Trusts in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Dealer Principal of Mountaineer Automotive in Beckley, W.Va.

Active in professional organizations, he holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served Concord University as a member of the Board of Advisors. Additionally, his board service extends to Natural Resource Partners.

Mr. Holcomb’s community involvement includes service on local boards for the Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way. A Past President of the Beckley Rotary Club, he has been honored by the organization as a Paul Harris Fellow.

His generous contributions to Concord have touched many areas of the University. These range from scholarship support, gifts for athletics, and the GAP Fund, to major contributions toward the President’s House restoration and track renovation projects. Recently, he established The Holcomb Family Presidential Scholarship. This new endowed fund will benefit Concord University students from southern West Virginia.

For his career success, service to the community, and tradition of giving, Mr. Holcomb received an honorary doctorate from Concord University during commencement ceremonies in December 2018.

Mr. Holcomb’s family includes his wife, Linda, son Mark, and daughter, Megan, who graduated from Concord in 2011.  He is a resident of Daniels, W.Va.

A native of Blacksburg, Va., Christopher Tuck graduated from Gateway Christian Academy. He majored in history at Concord, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1990.

After receiving his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., he returned to the New River Valley and opened a solo law practice in Blacksburg, focusing primarily on criminal defense.

Among his notable professional experiences is work in the case, Lilly v Virginia. Early in his career, he was appointed to represent an indigent client on a capital murder charge. A key element of that case concerned the violation of the defendant’s right to confront his accuser, and resulted in the case, Lilly v Virginia, being taken up by the United States Supreme Court in 1998. In a unanimous ruling, the Court overturned the conviction and remanded the case back to Virginia for retrial. Even now, Lilly v Virginia is frequently cited in cases where there are questions regarding a defendant’s sixth amendment right to confront an accuser.

Mr. Tuck is a member of the Montgomery-Radford Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Association. He is a board member of the Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society and in 2002 was named its Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. In 2009, he was named the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Guardian ad Litem of the Year for his work representing the interests of children in cases of divorce or parental-rights termination. He was honored by the Concord University Alumni Association (CUAA) in 2014 with the Outstanding Alumnus award.

Mr. Tuck was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and served for two terms. During his tenure with the board, he spent time as its Chairman.

His wife, Susan, graduated from Concord in 1987. She currently serves as President of the CUAA. They have two sons, Dylan and Jordan, a 2018 CU graduate. The Tucks live in Montgomery County near Radford, Va.

Dedicated to community service, Mr. Tuck’s contributions have included volunteering with his sons’ school activities and civic involvement in his role with the Board of Supervisors. As both an alumnus and a parent of a student, he has maintained close ties with Concord.

 
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Donald Holcomb

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Christopher Tuck



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