Robert Eaves, Jr.

Bob Eaves is a successful small businessman, including having served as CEO of The Right Stuff Food Stores. A 1958 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eaves serves on the board of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. To improve educational leadership and to honor his father, who was an elementary school principal and executive secretary of the Department of Elementary School Principals at the National Educational Association, he established the Robert Wendell Eaves, Sr., Professorship in Educational Leadership in the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Eaves has also developed a series of initiatives, including Celebrate North Carolina, which focuses on the people, culture and rich resources of the state.