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Phail Wynn,Jr.
Born c. 1948
Oklahoma, U.S.
Died (aged 70)
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Academic administrator, businessman
Spouse(s) Peggy
Children 1 son

Phail Wynn, Jr. (c. 1948 – July 24, 2018) was an American academic administrator, corporate director and Vietnam War veteran. He was the president of the Durham Technical Community College from 1980 to 2007.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Wynn was born in an African-American family circa 1948 in Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a bachelor's degree.[1] He earned a PhD from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

Wynn served as the president of Durham Technical Community College from 1980 to 2007, and as the vice president for Durham and Regional Affairs at Duke University from 2007 to 2018.[1]

Wynn served on the board of directors of SunTrust Banks from 2004 to 2018.[2]

Wynn served on the Board, Leadership Council, and as Interim president of Triangle Community Foundation on two separate occasions.

Personal life and death[edit | edit source]

Wynn had a wife, Peggy, and a son, Rahsaan. They resided in Durham, North Carolina, where he died on July 24, 2018, at age 70.[2] His funeral was held on July 30, 2018 at the Duke Chapel.[3]

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