Board of Trustees
Board of Governors Appointee: 2013-2017
Cissie received a BA in political science from Bryn Mawr. She retired from UNC Asheville where she led the College for Seniors program in 2002. She was asked by Chancellor Ponder to serve as the Interim Director for the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement in 2009-10.
Cissie is an active member of the community who has been involved with numerous boards of non-profit organizations. She serves as a Trustee of North Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield, on the board of directors for Manna Food Bank and on the board of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.
Married to Asheville attorney John Stevens, she is mother of three grown sons and grandmother of eight grandchildren.
478 Merrill Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28803